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.
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.
She held herself as erect, told everyone her opinion as candidly, loudly, and bluntly as ever, and her whole bearing seemed a reproach to others for any weakness, passion, or temptation- the possibility of which she did not admit.
But the kindness of his heart was such that he never resented anything for long, and welcomed his son today with a smile which was as candidly sweet as a child's.
de Treville, confiding to him candidly the importance of his departure, when the news was transmitted to him as well as to his three friends that the king was about to set out for Paris with an escort of twenty Musketeers, and that they formed part of the escort.
Doctor, dear, I DO enjoy seeing a well-looking man," said Susan candidly.
Why, sir," said I, "if I knew where I was going, or what was likely to become of me, I would tell you candidly.
Then I'd rather, Mr Wegg, you put it another time, penn'orth- etically,' is Mr Venus's retort, 'for I tell you candidly I don't like your little cases.
I do most certainly, if I can get any other place to stay," she responded candidly.
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.
Candidly, I could do no more when I saw a glimmer of light, which, for a half mile, broke the darkness of the waters.
Pretty often, I'm afraid," the Professor candidly confessed.