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1. candid

adjective. ['ˈkændəd, ˈkændɪd'] characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion.

Synonyms

  • direct
  • forthright
  • outspoken
  • frank
  • plainspoken
  • straight-from-the-shoulder
  • blunt
  • point-blank

Antonyms

  • undock
  • dishonest
  • refrain
  • crooked

Etymology

  • candidus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Candid

  • single-handed
  • underhanded
  • lefthanded
  • evenhanded
  • unbranded
  • righthanded
  • red-handed
  • expanded
  • disbanded
  • stranded
  • remanded
  • demanded
  • commanded
  • branded
  • sanded
  • landed
  • handed
  • banded

How do you pronounce candid?

Pronounce candid as ˈkændɪd.

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Sentences with candid


1. Adjective
If your mother is not able to leave the past behind, it's time for a candid conversation.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Place a formal portrait inside the frame in her uniform, or find a good candid photo to use.

Quotes about candid


1. If I write a book where all I've ever experienced is success, people won't take a positive lesson from it. In being candid, I have to own up to my own failures, both in my marriage and in my work environment.
- Sonia Sotomayor

2. I am a candid interview and I have a dark and dry sense of humor - a very Canadian sense of humor and I am only learning now stupidly that you can't read tongue. When I say something funny in a newspaper and I meant it to be funny, it doesn't read that way.
- Michael Buble

2. candid

adjective. ['ˈkændəd, ˈkændɪd'] informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared.

Synonyms

  • uncontrived

Antonyms

  • inexact
  • relative

Etymology

  • candidus (Latin)

3. candid

adjective. ['ˈkændəd, ˈkændɪd'] openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness.

Synonyms

  • ingenuous
  • open
  • artless

Antonyms

  • indirectness
  • unrelated
  • collateral
  • mediate

Etymology

  • candidus (Latin)
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