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English adjective: candid

1. candid characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion


SamplesBlunt 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.


Synonymsblunt, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder


Similardirect


Antonymsindirect

2. candid informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared


SamplesA candid photograph.
A candid interview.


Similaruncontrived, unstudied


Antonymsstudied

3. candid openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness


SamplesHis candid eyes.
An open and trusting nature.
A heart-to-heart talk.


Synonymsheart-to-heart, open


Similarartless, ingenuous


Antonymsartful, disingenuous









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