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candid


adjective
1. characterized by directness in manner or speech;
without subtlety or evasion (Freq. 1)
- 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
Syn:
blunt, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken,
plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder
Similar to:
direct
Derivationally related forms:
outspokenness (for: outspoken), frankness (for: frank), forthrightness (for: forthright), candidness, bluntness (for: blunt)
2. informal or natural;
especially caught off guard or unprepared
- a candid photograph
- a candid interview
Similar to:
unstudied, uncontrived
3. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
- his candid eyes
- an open and trusting nature
- a heart-to-heart talk
Syn:
open, heart-to-heart
Similar to:
ingenuous, artless
Derivationally related forms:
heart-to-heart (for: heart-to-heart), openness (for: open), candidness

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