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Meaning & Definition of Candid in English





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"
  • 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"
  • candid

3. Openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

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

Examples of using

I like that young man in that he is honest and candid.