candidly


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Related to candidly: innately, banal, succinctly

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.candidly - (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that; "honestly, I don't believe it"; "candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience"; "frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"
intensifier, intensive - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"
Translations
بِصَراحَه
upřímně
hreinskilnislega, heiîarlega
içtenliklesamimiyetle

candidly

[ˈkændɪdlɪ] ADVfrancamente, con franqueza

candidly

[ˈkændɪdli] adv [admit] → avec franchise; [speak] → franchement

candidly

advoffen, ehrlich; quite candidly, …offen gestanden, …; to speak candidlyoffen or ehrlich sein

candidly

[ˈkændɪdlɪ] advfrancamente, onestamente

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.
References in classic literature ?
One of these days," she said, "I'm going to pull myself together for a while and think--try to determine what character of a woman I am; for, candidly, I don't know.
The Kearney brothers had divided a suit between them, the elder wearing a tightly-fitting, single-breasted blue frock-coat and a pair of pink striped cotton trousers, while the younger candidly displayed the trousers of his brother's suit, as a harmonious change to a shining black alpaca coat and crimson neckerchief.
Because," said the artist, "if the matter can be fairly considered and candidly interpreted, it must be evident that Judge Pyncheon could not have come unfairly to his end.
I do most certainly, if I can get any other place to stay," she responded candidly.
You know I candidly told you I should form my own opinion; and I am happy to say that I am extremely pleased with him.
Why they WERE different, Robert exclaimed to her himself in the course of a quarter of an hour's conversation; for, talking of his brother, and lamenting the extreme GAUCHERIE which he really believed kept him from mixing in proper society, he candidly and generously attributed it much less to any natural deficiency, than to the misfortune of a private education; while he himself, though probably without any particular, any material superiority by nature, merely from the advantage of a public school, was as well fitted to mix in the world as any other man.
This, after three years' trial, being the conviction on both sides, the master had thought it the most straightforward course for the pupil to go home and candidly place results before his father and his friends.
Do you think I can't understand you as well as if I had seen you,' pursued my aunt, 'now that I DO see and hear you - which, I tell you candidly, is anything but a pleasure to me?
Well, Hetty, if I am to speak candidly, I must say that I have known Sidney Trefusis for a long time, and he is the easiest person to get on with I ever met.
Let me deal so candidly with the reader as to confess that there was yet a much stronger motive for the freedom I took in my representation of things.
It is hoped that, after this confession, whoever shall compare this attempt with the original, if he shall find no proofs of fraud or partiality, will candidly overlook any failure of judgment.
Like all provincial mothers, she calculated candidly in her own mind the advantages of the match.