From Latin candidus (“‘white’”).
AdjectiveModificarCandid (comparative more Candid, superlative most Candid)
- Impartial and free from prejudice.
- (A date for this quote is being sought): 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.
- (A date for this quote is being sought): My candid opinion was that it was all rubbish! - Jules Verne - A Journey To The Center Of The Earth
- Not posed or rehearsed.
- (A date for this quote is being sought): will the introduction of supplementary flash or flood intrude on a candid picture situation or ruin the mood? - Popular Photography (2002)
impartial and free from prejudice
straightforward, open and sincere
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- Candid in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Candid in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- A spontaneous or unposed photograph.
- His portraits looked stiff and formal but his candids showed life being lived.
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