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Definition of "candid" []

  • Free from prejudice; impartial. (adjective)
  • Characterized by openness and sincerity of expression; unreservedly straightforward: In private, I gave them my candid opinion. See Synonyms at frank1. (adjective)
  • Not posed or rehearsed: a candid snapshot. (adjective)
  • An unposed informal photograph. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "candid" in a sentence
  • "The White House said the president wants to continue building what he termed a candid, constructive and cooperative bilateral relationship with China."
  • "But the more his moral guilt is examined the blacker it will appear, and the late publication, which you call candid, I believe has been true and full owing to careless superintendence."
  • "I brought this up in candid discussion, and the responses I'd gotten from my wife and 23 year-old daughter distilled to, "I really don't like dealing with gun salesmen!""