See also: cândid

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From Latin candidus (white).

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candid (comparative candider, superlative candidest)

  1. Impartial and free from prejudice.
  2. Straightforward, open and sincere.
    Synonyms: frank, parrhesiastic, unreserved
    • 1813 January 27, [Jane Austen], chapter IV, in Pride and Prejudice: [], volume I, London: [] [George Sidney] for T[homas] Egerton, [], →OCLC, page 29:
      “I know you do; and it is that which makes the wonder. With your good sense, to be so honestly blind to the follies and nonsense of others! Affectation of candour is common enough;—one meets with it everywhere. But to be candid without ostentation or design—to take the good of everybody's character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad—belongs to you alone. []
    • 1871, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, translation of original by Jules Verne:
      My candid opinion was that it was all rubbish!
    • 2023 November 18, Blake Montgomery, Dani Anguiano, “OpenAI fires co-founder and CEO Sam Altman for allegedly lying to company board”, in The Guardian[1], →ISSN:
      Sam Altman, the chief executive and co-founder of OpenAI, has been ousted from his own company after its board accused him of “being not consistently candid in his communications”.
  3. Not posed or rehearsed.
    • 2002, Popular Photography:
      Will the introduction of supplementary flash or flood intrude on a candid picture situation or ruin the mood?
  4. (obsolete) Bright; white.

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candid (plural candids)

  1. A spontaneous or unposed photograph.
    His portraits looked stiff and formal but his candids showed life being lived.

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Borrowed from French candide, from Latin candidus.

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candid m or n (feminine singular candidă, masculine plural candizi, feminine and neuter plural candide)

  1. candid

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