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Definitions of candid

  1. Free from undue bias; disposed to think and judge according to truth and justice, or without partiality or prejudice; fair; just; impartial; as, a candid opinion.
  2. 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".
  3. Open; sincere; frank; fair; free from malice.
  4. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; " his candid eyes"; " an open and trusting nature"; " a heart- to- heart talk"
  5. informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared; " a candid photograph"; " a candid interview"
  6. Open; frank; ingenuous; outspoken.
  7. Fair; sincere; frank.
  8. characterized by disconcerting 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"
  9. Honest; outspoken; sincere; as, a candid opinion.
  10. Frank, ingenuous: free from prejudice: fair, impartial.
  11. Candidness.
  12. Candidly.
  13. Sincere; ingenuous; frank; fair.
  14. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; " his candid eyes"; " an open and trusting nature"
  15. Fair; frank; sincere.
  16. starkly realistic; " I have never lacked candid critics in my own ranks"- Clement Atlee
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Usage examples for candid

  1. After Dr. Nichol's candid and amusing announcement of his scissorial purpose, it is but fair to state that nothing of the kind was ultimately carried into effect, even upon the work in which he found so much to praise. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  2. Considered as a religious movement alone, the enterprise merits a candid and even sympathetic attention. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  3. " No." " How candid she is!" – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  4. Rotha's look at her friend was intelligent and candid. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  5. " No, that I can't, if she has a mind to come in," was the candid answer. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  6. What's your candid opinion, Ratcliffe? – Democracy An American Novel by Henry Adams
  7. " You make me laugh whenever I look at you," was Kathleen's next candid remark. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  8. Some of the remarks were of a very candid sort, and I believe that if they had been uttered in our House of Representatives they would have attracted attention. – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  9. I look into one candid face at least, and think it never has deceived me. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  10. He was so frank, so candid, so- so- so affectionate." – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  11. Your candid opinion, my dear, come! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  12. As Mary hesitated over her answer he added rather grimly, You can be quite candid about it. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  13. To be candid, I no longer see to write. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  14. Sumner replied that he was an Administration man and that he would give very careful and candid consideration to anything which the President desired. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  15. Mrs. Simcoe continued: Lawrence Newt, at least let us be candid with each other. – Trumps by George William Curtis
  16. Miss Broughton, be candid too, and say you, at least, will regret me. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  17. That is my candid opinion of those seven students. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
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