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Synonyms for candid
ˈkæn dɪdcan·did

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Wiktionary

  1. candidadjective

    Synonyms:
    open, unreserved, sincere, frank

  2. candidadjective

    Impartial and free from prejudice.

    His portraits looked stiff and formal but his candids showed life being lived.

    Synonyms:
    sincere, open, unreserved, frank

  3. candidadjective

    Straightforward, open and sincere.

    My candid opinion was that it was all rubbish! — Jules Verne — A Journey To The Center Of The Earth

    Synonyms:
    open, unreserved, sincere, frank

  4. candidadjective

    Not posed or rehearsed.

    will the introduction of supplementary flash or flood intrude on a candid picture situation or ruin the mood? — Popular Photography (2002)

    Synonyms:
    sincere, frank, unreserved, open

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. candid

    A candid statement is meant to be true to the real facts and just to all parties; a fair statement is really so. Fair is applied to the conduct; candid is not; as, fair treatment, "a fair field, and no favor." One who is frank has a fearless and unconstrained truthfulness. Honest and ingenuous unite in expressing contempt for deceit. On the other hand, artless, guileless, naive, simple, and unsophisticated express the goodness which comes from want of the knowledge or thought of evil. As truth is not always agreeable or timely, candid and frank have often an objectionable sense; "to be candid with you," "to be perfectly frank," are regarded as sure preludes to something disagreeable. Open and unreserved may imply unstudied truthfulness or defiant recklessness; as, open admiration, open robbery. There may be transparent integrity or transparent fraud. Sincere applies to the feelings, as being all that one's words would imply.

    Synonyms:
    aboveboard, artless, fair, frank, guileless, honest, impartial, ingenuous, innocent, naive, open, simple, sincere, straightforward, transparent, truthful, unbiased, unprejudiced, unreserved, unsophisticated

    Antonyms:
    adroit, artful, crafty, cunning, deceitful, designing, diplomatic, foxy, insincere, intriguing, knowing, maneuvering, sharp, shrewd, sly, subtle, tricky, wily

    Preposition:
    Candid in debate; candid to or toward opponents; candid with friend or foe; to be candid about or in regard to the matter.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. candid

    Synonyms:
    fair, honest, open, sincere, frank, artless, impartial, plain, straightforward, aboveboard, transparent, unreserved, ingenious

    Antonyms:
    unfair, close, mysterious, reserve, shuffling, disingenuous, insincere, jesuitical

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulderadjective

    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"; "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"

    Synonyms:
    free-spoken, stark(a), outspoken, crude(a), open, point-blank, forthright, plainspoken, blunt, straight-from-the-shoulder, frank, vocal, heart-to-heart

    Antonyms:
    indirect, artful, studied, disingenuous

  2. candidadjective

    informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared

    "a candid photograph"; "a candid interview"

    Synonyms:
    free-spoken, outspoken, forthright, open, point-blank, heart-to-heart, blunt, plainspoken, straight-from-the-shoulder, frank

    Antonyms:
    indirect, studied, disingenuous, artful

  3. candid, open, heart-to-heartadjective

    openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

    "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk"

    Synonyms:
    overt, exposed, assailable, straight-from-the-shoulder, heart-to-heart, undefendable, open(a), frank, undetermined, plainspoken, unresolved, clear, open, undecided, free-spoken, loose, outspoken, capable, point-blank, blunt, unfastened, receptive, undefended, subject, opened, forthright

    Antonyms:
    disingenuous, studied, artful, indirect

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. candidadjective

    Synonyms:
    impartial, fair, just, unprejudiced, unbiassed, upright, honest, sincere

  2. candidadjective

    Synonyms:
    open, free, ingenuous, artless, frank, plain, honorable, NAÏVE, guileless, straightforward, open-hearted, frank-hearted, above-board

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. candidadjective

    Synonyms:
    impartial, unbiased, fair, frank, ingenuous, unreserved, straightforward

    Antonyms:
    disingenuous, deceitful, reserved, subtle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "candid":

    frank, sincere, franco, honest, explicit, forthright, heartfelt

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How to use candid in a sentence?

  1. Helena Rubinstein:

    I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.

  2. President Obama:

    Nemtsov was a tireless advocate for his country, seeking for his fellow Russian citizens the rights to which all people are entitled, i admired Nemtsov’s courageous dedication to the struggle against corruption in Russia and appreciated his willingness to share his candid views with me when we met in Moscow in 2009.

  3. Kevin Stefanski:

    We understand the concerns and questions that exist but are confident in the extensive work Andrew Berry and Andrew Berry staff have done to feel confident about Andrew Berry joining our organization, it was important for us to meet with Deshaun in person as part of our team’s evaluation process. We had a candid conversation regarding his approach to coming into our organization and community. I ’m looking forward to the opportunity to coach Deshaun. He is ready to put in the hard work needed to help our team improve and make a positive impact in our community.

  4. Toshimitsu Motegi:

    I aim to hold a candid exchange of views on the matter of laborers from the Korean peninsula, which is the core problem, and other bilateral issues.

  5. Sean King Park Strategies:

    The BBC’s candid observations and unfortunate experiences in Pyongyang this week spoke to the extreme level of control under which people there are forced to live. I’m not optimistic.”


Translations for candid

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  • откровен, безпристрастен, честен, искрен, непредубеденBulgarian
  • franco, sinceroSpanish
  • منصفانه, رکPersian
  • puolueetonFinnish
  • candide, sincère, spontanéFrench
  • כנה, אוביקטיביHebrew
  • खराHindi
  • spontán, véletlenszerűHungarian
  • kandidaIdo
  • candidoItalian
  • aequusLatin
  • neutraal, eerlijk, objectief, spontaanDutch
  • fordomsfri, upartisk, oppriktigNorwegian
  • szczeryPolish
  • sinceroPortuguese
  • естественный, откровенный, непредвзятый, фотография, открытый, естественная, честный, беспристрастный, искреннийRussian
  • uppriktigSwedish
  • దాపరికంTelugu
  • ตรงไปตรงมาThai
  • 坦率Chinese

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