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1  —as in:
your candid opinion
Definition honest and direct
  • Don't worry about my feelings. I'd like your candid opinion.
candid = honest and direct
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • 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
  • 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 straightforward
  • ...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 straightforward
  • "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

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2  —as in:
a candid photograph
Definition unposed — typically said of a photograph
  • A photographer will take traditional wedding pictures. I'm just going to get some candid shots.
candid = unposed
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • These are candid pictures from last night's party.
  • candid = unposed
  • Besides this, M. Leblanc's whole person was expressive of candid and intrepid confidence.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • candid = unposed (genuine)
  • Candid shots of the student body.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • candid = unposed
  • At the end of every school year there was the annual slide show, full of candid shots that hadn't made the yearbook.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • candid = unposed
  • Several candid shots, like a kiss or a smile, had been blown up and changed to black-and-white, making them seem more classic than casual.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • candid = unposed
  • One of them was called Down Your Way, and was all full of candid photos of readers and their wives in the privacy of their own bedrooms.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • candid = unposed
  • And pictures: candid snapshots of me in a parking lot, me leaving my house, me at the mall.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • candid = unposed
  • Paul took them and stared from one to the other: a posed picture of a girl, smiling, and then a candid shot of her shooting a basket.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • candid = unposed
  • IT'S WORK! screamed the headline above a candid shot of me yawning.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
candid = unposed

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