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Definitions of candid

  1. Candidness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Candidly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. starkly realistic; "I have never lacked candid critics in my own ranks"-Clement Atlee Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Open; frank; ingenuous; outspoken. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Honest; outspoken; sincere; as, a candid opinion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Frank, ingenuous: free from prejudice: fair, impartial. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Fair; sincere; frank. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Sincere; ingenuous; frank; fair. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Fair; frank; sincere. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Open; sincere; frank; fair; free from malice. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for candid

  1. To be candid I no longer see to write. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. As Mary hesitated over her answer he added rather grimly, You can be quite candid about it. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
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