candid

[kan-did]
adjective
1.
frank; outspoken; open and sincere: a candid critic.
2.
free from reservation, disguise, or subterfuge; straightforward: a candid opinion.
3.
informal; unposed: a candid photo.
4.
honest; impartial: a candid mind.
5.
Archaic. white.
6.
Archaic. clear; pure.
noun
7.
an unposed photograph.

Origin:
1620–30; (< French candide) < Latin candidus shining white, equivalent to cand(ēre) to be shining white (akin to incense) + -idus -id4

candidly, adverb
candidness, noun
pseudocandid, adjective
pseudocandidly, adverb
quasi-candid, adjective
quasi-candidly, adverb
subcandid, adjective
subcandidly, adverb
subcandidness, noun
supercandid, adjective
supercandidly, adverb
supercandidness, noun
uncandid, adjective
uncandidly, adverb
uncandidness, noun


1. ingenuous, naive, plain. See frank1.
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candid (ˈkændɪd)
 
adj
1.  frank and outspoken: he was candid about his dislike of our friends
2.  without partiality; unbiased
3.  unposed or informal: a candid photograph
4.  obsolete
 a.  white
 b.  clear or pure
 
[C17: from Latin candidus white, from candēre to be white]
 
'candidly
 
adv
 
'candidness
 
n

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candid
1620s, "white," from L. candidum "white; pure; sincere, honest, upright," from candere "to shine," from PIE base *kand- "to glow, to shine" (see candle). In English, metaphoric extension to "frank" first recorded 1670s (cf. Fr. candide "open, frank, ingenuous, sincere").
Of photography, 1929. Related: Candidly.
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Example sentences
Her writing voice is just as striking—alternately sweet and sour,
  naïve and cynical, but always unflinchingly candid.
But beyond that, the loss of board confidentiality destroys the possibility of
  candid and productive discussion in the boardroom.
Capote's talk is disarmingly candid, frequently funny, always intelligent and
  sometimes really hair-curling .
Thompson is a riot, an opinionated, candid woman full of witty asides and
  killer zingers.
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