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Meaning & Definition of Candid in English

English

Candid

/kændəd/

adjective

1. Characterized by directness in manner or speech

  • Without subtlety or evasion
  • "Blunt talking and straight shooting"
  • "A blunt new england farmer"
  • "I gave them my candid opinion"
  • "Forthright criticism"
  • "A forthright approach to the problem"
  • "Tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank"
  • "It is possible to be outspoken without being rude"
  • "Plainspoken and to the point"
  • "A point-blank accusation"
    synonym:
  • blunt
  • ,
  • candid
  • ,
  • forthright
  • ,
  • frank
  • ,
  • free-spoken
  • ,
  • outspoken
  • ,
  • plainspoken
  • ,
  • point-blank
  • ,
  • straight-from-the-shoulder

2. Informal or natural

  • Especially caught off guard or unprepared
  • "A candid photograph"
  • "A candid interview"
    synonym:
  • candid

3. Openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

  • "His candid eyes"
  • "An open and trusting nature"
  • "A heart-to-heart talk"
    synonym:
  • candid
  • ,
  • open
  • ,
  • heart-to-heart