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CANDID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does candid mean? 

CANDID (adjective)
  The adjective CANDID has 3 senses:

1. characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
2. informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared
3. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

  Familiarity information: CANDID used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CANDID (adjective)


Sense 1candid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

Synonyms:

candid; forthright; frank; free-spoken; straight-from-the-shoulder; point-blank; plainspoken; outspoken; blunt

Context examples:

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

Similar:

direct (extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action)


Sense 2candid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared

Context examples:

a candid photograph / a candid interview

Similar:

uncontrived; unstudied (not by design or artifice; unforced and impromptu)


Sense 3candid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

Synonyms:

heart-to-heart; candid; open

Context examples:

his candid eyes / an open and trusting nature / a heart-to-heart talk

Similar:

artless; ingenuous (characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious)


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