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candid
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Definition honest and direct

Much more rarely, candid can describe a photograph as unposed.
  • Don't worry about my feelings. I'd like your candid opinion.
candid = honest and direct
  • My candid opinion is that their team is much better than ours, but an upset isn't impossible.
  • candid = honest and direct
  • It was called "The Economic Stability Bill," but a more candid name might have been "The Protect Established Businesses from Competition Bill."
  • a candid interview
  • a candid photograph
  • To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
    Thomas Jefferson  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • It was candid, even brutal, in its assessment of the situation.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • candid = honest and direct
  • ...with full candor, hiding no faults and pretending no virtues.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • candor = honesty and directness
  • I'd like to hear your candid assessment.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • candid = honest and direct
  • "I lied," Magnus admitted candidly.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • candidly = with honesty and directness
  • He'd learned long ago that candor can jump back on you with teeth.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • candor = direct honesty
  • Excuse me for speaking so very candidly, but as this is intended only for ourselves, I do not see why I should weigh my words.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • candidly = honestly and directly
  • After all, this was the expression of some sort of belief; it had candor, it had conviction,
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • candor = honesty and directness
  • He had confronted the problem head-on . . . truthful, candid, shining like an example to all.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • candid = directly with honesty
  • The candor of Mrs. Pontellier's admission greatly pleased Mademoiselle Reisz.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • candor = honesty and directness
  • In a candid moment, his instructor had told the troops that they had little chance of prevailing against someone much bigger,
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • candid = honest and direct
  • It deals candidly with emotion, and, unlike other children's shows, tells children that it's okay not to be happy all of the time.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • candidly = with honesty and directness
  • tell me your candid opinion
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • candid = honest and direct
  • my poor little reputation, such as it is, will suffer shipwreck if I am so candid.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • candid = honest and direct
  • What she says has the ring of truth; her manner is candid and sincere; and yet I can't shake the suspicion that, in some way I cannot put my finger on, she is lying to me.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
candid = honest and direct

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