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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 ?
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In that case, of course, people are not spiteful in silence, but moan; but they are not candid moans, they are malignant moans, and the malignancy is the whole point.
He had his mother's candid brow and fine, reflective eyes.
They formed in all their contradictions and obscurities an invincible and humanitarian creed, which he confessed rather than preached, with an obstinate gentleness, a smile of pacific assurance on his lips, and his candid blue eyes cast down because the sight of faces troubled his inspiration developed in solitude.
But to be candid without ostentation or design-- to take the good of everybody's character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad-- belongs to you alone.
To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
How far I have succeeded in this good attempt, I shall submit to the candid reader, with only two requests: First, that he will not expect to find perfection in this work; and Secondly, that he will excuse some parts of it, if they fall short of that little merit which I hope may appear in others.
This was so simply said, and so sweet was the truthful and candid expression of her face, that the princess saw why Kitty had taken such a fancy to Varenka.
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.
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.
Every view we may take of the subject, as candid inquirers after truth, will serve to convince us, that it is both unwise and dangerous to deny the federal government an unconfined authority, as to all those objects which are intrusted to its management.
Admit, for so is the fact, that this plan is only RECOMMENDED, not imposed, yet let it be remembered that it is neither recommended to BLIND approbation, nor to BLIND reprobation; but to that sedate and candid consideration which the magnitude and importance of the subject demand, and which it certainly ought to receive.