blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder(adj)
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"
informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared
"a candid photograph"; "a candid interview"
candid, open, heart-to-heart(adj)
openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
"his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk"
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
Impartial and free from prejudice.
he knew not where to look for faithful advice, efficient aid, or candid judgement. — Washington Irving — The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus
Straightforward, open and sincere.
My candid opinion was that it was all rubbish! — Jules Verne — A Journey To The Center Of The Earth
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)
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
aboveboard, artless, fair, frank, guileless, honest, impartial, ingenuous, innocent, naive, open, simple, sincere, straightforward, transparent, truthful, unbiased, unprejudiced, unreserved, unsophisticated
Candid in debate; candid to or toward opponents; candid with friend or foe; to be candid about or in regard to the matter.
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How to use candid in a sentence?
It's time to have a candid conversation about whether the American taxpayer is getting the right return for the development of oil and gas resources on public lands.
I can tell you that there was a pretty candid exchange of views, i think we've been pretty blunt in describing the concerns that we have with China's behavior in cyberspace. We have been blunt in our assessment that that has significant consequences for our economy and for our national security.
We actually found them to be very candid, very frank.
Most public officials are likely to be more guarded on camera than they would be speaking to reporters without cameras. You are more likely to get' talking points' and less candid responses, that said, the more access there is, the better it is for the press and the public.
I've been rather candid about the President. It doesn't say much about brains here. I think he’s an IQ risk. We’re just going to maybe have to live with him another 5 months.”
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- откровен, безпристрастен, непредубеден, искрен, честенBulgarian
- franco, sinceroSpanish
- منصفانه, رکPersian
- candide, spontané, sincèreFrench
- כנה, אוביקטיביHebrew
- spontán, véletlenszerűHungarian
- spontaan, neutraal, eerlijk, objectiefDutch
- upartisk, fordomsfri, oppriktigNorwegian
- непредвзятый, искренний, беспристрастный, честный, естественная, открытый, фотография, откровенный, естественныйRussian
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