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?
That’s very was outrageous, an example of Scandal Inc. nonsense and the politics of personal destruction here, don’t like it at all, to be candid.
If I were to make public these tapes, containing blunt and candid remarks on many different subjects, the confidentiality of the office of the president would always be suspect.
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.
My book deals with my bi-racial family in a candid, warm, personal and socially important way, maybe when Meghan is more mature and reads the book she’ll understand. Some of it she won’t like, some of it she might.
I ended up enjoying the apparition quality the candid images provided. I loved feeling as if they were ghosts in my own space. i always thought that it would be impossible to get to know them, but through this project I have.
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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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