American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Free from prejudice; impartial.
- adj. Characterized by openness and sincerity of expression; unreservedly straightforward: In private, I gave them my candid opinion. See Synonyms at frank1.
- adj. Not posed or rehearsed: a candid snapshot.
- n. An unposed informal photograph.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bright; white.
- Honest and frank; open and sincere; ingenuous; outspoken: of persons: as, to be candid with you, I think you are wrong.
- Free from undue bias; fair; just; impartial: of persons or their acts: as, a candid view or construction.
- Synonyms and Candid, Fair, Open, Frank, Ingenuous, Naïve, Sincere, unprejudiced, unbiased. The first seven words apply to the spirit, expression, or manner. The candid man is able to look impartially on both sides of a subject, especially giving due weight to arguments or opinions opposed to his own, and due credit to the motives of opponents; candid speech is essentially the same as frank speech, sometimes going so far as to be blunt. Fair belongs primarily to conduct, but in regard to speech and thought it is the same as candid: as, a man preëminently fair in dealing with opposing views. Open is opposed to concealment; the open man does not cultivate a politic reserve, but expresses his opinions freely, without stopping to think of their effect upon his own interests. Frank, literally, free; the freedom may be in regard to one's own opinions, which is the same as openness, or in regard to things belonging to others, where the freedom may go so far as to be unpleasant, or it may disregard conventional ideas as to reticence. Hence, while openness Is consistent with timidity, frankness implies some degree of boldness. Ingenuous implies a permanent moral quality, an elevated inability to be other than honest or open, even to one's own loss; there is a peculiar subjective cast to the word, as though the man stood most in awe of the disapprobation of his own judgment and conscience; hence the close connection between ingenuousness and modesty. Naive expresses a real or an assumed unconsciousness of the way in which one's words meet conventional rules, or of the construction which may be put upon them by others; naïveté is thus an openness or frankness proceeding from native or assumed simplicity or artlessness. Sincere expresses the spirit and language that go with the love of truth; the sincere man is necessarily candid and fair, and as open and frank as seems required by truth.
- Pure; clear; fair.
- adj. Impartial and free from prejudice.
- adj. Straightforward, open and sincere.
- adj. Not posed or rehearsed.
- n. A spontaneous or unposed photograph.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete White.
- adj. Free from undue bias; disposed to think and judge according to truth and justice, or without partiality or prejudice; fair; just; impartial.
- adj. Open; frank; ingenuous; outspoken.
- adj. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
- adj. characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
- adj. informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared
- From Latin candidus ("white"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin candidus, glowing, white, pure, guileless, from candēre, to shine; see kand- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The White House said the president wants to continue building what he termed a candid, constructive and cooperative bilateral relationship with China.”
“But the more his moral guilt is examined the blacker it will appear, and the late publication, which you call candid, I believe has been true and full owing to careless superintendence.”
“I brought this up in candid discussion, and the responses I'd gotten from my wife and 23 year-old daughter distilled to, "I really don't like dealing with gun salesmen!”
“And in candid all-knowledge of the other, "I do not mind.”
“At the same time, the temptation after Tuesday — one that comes through occasionally in candid conversations with party leaders — will be to simply look past the next two years to the potential political bonanza that awaits Republicans in 2012.”
“I have long been of opinion that the evidence of the truth of Christianity requires only to be carefully examined to produce conviction in candid minds ....”
“The stupid, loutish oaf we saw in candid videos last week is not only an embarrassment, but the man is dangerous in his ignorance.”
“Getting someone from the Bush administration to actually promise to be candid is a giant leap forward, don't you think?”
“Harry Krop, a Gainesville psychologist who started the first sex-offender treatment program in Florida, conducted a "psycho-sexual" evaluation and interview of Pace, whom he described as candid and contrite.”
“The word candid implies that the remarks made have relevence.”
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