Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not candid, frank, or true.

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  • adjective Not candid; duplicitous, concealing or secretive.

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Examples

  • He was not inconsistent; he did not want to subvert the states, and it was “highly improper and uncandid” for Lansing to bring up arguments he had made in Philadelphia though he apparently found it perfectly acceptable to bring up those Clinton had made years earlier.

    Ratification

  • He was not inconsistent; he did not want to subvert the states, and it was “highly improper and uncandid” for Lansing to bring up arguments he had made in Philadelphia though he apparently found it perfectly acceptable to bring up those Clinton had made years earlier.

    Ratification

  • He was not inconsistent; he did not want to subvert the states, and it was “highly improper and uncandid” for Lansing to bring up arguments he had made in Philadelphia though he apparently found it perfectly acceptable to bring up those Clinton had made years earlier.

    Ratification

  • This instigated a spirit of comparison, which is almost always uncandid, and which here could rarely escape proving injurious.

    Camilla

  • At length, yielding to the requests of my friends, that all might be made participators in my labors, and partly moved by the envy of others, who, receiving my views with uncandid minds and understanding them indifferently, have essayed to traduce me publicly, I have moved to commit these things to the press, in order that all may be enabled to form an opinion both of me and my labours.

    On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals

  • If the lowest ruffian may stab your good name with impunity in England, will you be so uncandid as to exclaim against Italy for the practice of common assassination?

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • The having spoken of myself with unaffected freedom will need little apology with the candid; and let the uncandid consider that they injure me less than their own hearts and minds by misrepresentation.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • But there is an anti-patriot who honestly angers honest men, and the explanation of him is, I think, what I have suggested: he is the uncandid candid friend; the man who says, "I am sorry to say we are ruined," and is not sorry at all.

    Orthodoxy

  • Tis really doing Injustice to the Country to impute to it such [illegible] uncandid, illiberal [illegible] Productions, but no Wonder these

    John Adams diary 7, 21 March - 18 October 1761

  • Notwithstanding he admits their right to this power by implication, he says that I am unfair and uncandid in my deduction, that they can emancipate our slaves, though the word emancipation is not mentioned in it.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

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