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can·did

 (kăn′dĭd)
adj.
1.
a. Characterized by openness and sincerity of expression; unreservedly straightforward: In private, I gave them my candid opinion. See Synonyms at frank1.
b. Not obscuring or omitting anything unpleasant, embarrassing, or negative: "Joyce's ... candid descriptions of normal bodily functions shocked his Anglo-American readers" (Belinda Rathbone).
2. Not posed or rehearsed: a candid snapshot.

[Latin candidus, glowing, white, pure, guileless, from candēre, to shine; see kand- in Indo-European roots.]

can′did·ly adv.
can′did·ness n.

candid

(ˈkændɪd)
adj
1. frank and outspoken: he was candid about his dislike of our friends.
2. without partiality; unbiased
3. unposed or informal: a candid photograph.
4. obsolete
a. white
b. clear or pure
[C17: from Latin candidus white, from candēre to be white]
ˈcandidly adv
ˈcandidness n

can•did

(ˈkæn dɪd)

adj.
1. frank; outspoken; open and sincere: a candid critic.
2. free from reservation, disguise, or subterfuge; straightforward: a candid opinion.
3. informal; unposed: a candid photo.
4. honest; impartial: a candid mind.
n.
5. an unposed photograph.
[1620–30; (< French candide) < Latin candidus shining white]
can′did•ly, adv.
can′did•ness, n.
syn: See frank1.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.candid - 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"
direct - straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
2.candid - informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared; "a candid photograph"; "a candid interview"
uncontrived, unstudied - not by design or artifice; unforced and impromptu; "an air of unstudied spontaneous utterance is apt to be painstakingly achieved"; "simple unstudied charm"
3.candid - openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk"
artless, ingenuous - characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility"

candid

adjective
2. informal, impromptu, uncontrived, unposed There are also some candid pictures taken when he was young.

candid

adjective
Translations
upřímný
ærligoprigtig
puolueeton
אוביקטיביכנה
einlægur, hreinskilinn
atviraiatvirumaspaslėptoji kamera
atklātsvaļsirdīgs
içtensamimî

candid

[ˈkændɪd]
A. ADJ [person, interview, remark, statement] → franco, sincero
to be quite candidhablando con franqueza ...
he is delightfully candid about his business affairses increíblemente franco or sincero acerca de sus negocios
B. CPD candid camera Ncámara f indiscreta

candid

[ˈkændɪd] adj
[discussion, interview] → (très) franc(franche), sincère
to be candid about sth → être franc sur qch(franche)
candid shot (= photograph) → instantané m (photo surprise)

candid

adjoffen, ehrlich; he was quite candid about iter war ganz offen, er sprach ganz offen darüber; my candid opinion is that he …ich bin offen gesagt der Meinung, dass er …

candid

[ˈkændɪd] adjfranco/a, onesto/a

candid

(ˈkӕndid) adjective
saying just what one thinks, without hiding anything. Do you like my hairstyle? Be candid.
ˈcandidly adverb
ˈcandour (-də) noun
ˈcandidness noun
candid camera noun
the use of a hidden video camera to show people while they are being tricked as a joke.

candid

a. cándido-a; sincero-a.
References in classic literature ?
Lena's candid eyes, that always looked a little sleepy under their long lashes, kept straying about the cheerful rooms with naive admiration.
There was something new, on the spot, between us, and he was perfectly aware that I recognized it, though, to enable me to do so, he had no need to look a whit less candid and charming than usual.
here, far water-locked; beyond all hum of human weal or woe; in these most candid and impartial seas; where to traditions no rocks furnish tablets; where for long Chinese ages, the billows have still rolled on speechless and unspoken to, as stars that shine upon the Niger's unknown source; here, too, life dies sunwards full of faith; but see
Some folks don't believe there is pious niggers Shelby," said Haley, with a candid flourish of his hand, "but I do.
He attracted me by three things: his candid simplicity, his marvelous familiarity with ancient armor, and the restfulness of his company -- for he did all the talking.
This is a surprise to me which I wasn't looking for; and I'll acknowledge, candid and frank, I ain't very well fixed to meet it and answer it; for my brother and me has had misfortunes; he's broke his arm, and our baggage got put off at a town above here last night in the night by a mistake.
Tom told about the adventures we'd had down there at his uncle Silas's last summer, and when he see that there warn't anything about his folks--or him either, for that matter--that we didn't know, he opened out and talked perfectly free and candid.
There is great truth, however, in what you have now urged of the allowances which ought to be made for him, and it is my wish to be candid in my judgment of every body.
Besides being possessed by my sister's idea that a mortifying and penitential character ought to be imparted to my diet - besides giving me as much crumb as possible in combination with as little butter, and putting such a quantity of warm water into my milk that it would have been more candid to have left the milk out altogether - his conversation consisted of nothing but arithmetic.
candid and fair towards Christians, but black and terrible towards
But don't go for to say that I am not candid when I am as candid as ever you will let me be.
But this was the only time I was ever guilty of so uncleanly an action; for which I cannot but hope the candid reader will give some allowance, after he has maturely and impartially considered my case, and the distress I was in.