HyperDic: candid

English > 3 senses of the word candid:
ADJECTIVEallcandid, blunt, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shouldercharacterized by directness in manner or speech
allcandidinformal or natural
allcandid, open, heart-to-heartopenly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
candid > pronunciation
Soundskae'ndahd; kae'ndihd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wounded: 365 rhymes with ahd...
abbreviated ... wrongheaded: 610 rhymes with ihd...
English > candid: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion.
Example "I gave them my candid opinion"
Synonymsblunt, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder
BroaderdirectStraightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
Spanishdirecto, firme, franco, sincero
Catalandirecte, franc, sincer
Nounscandidnessthe quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
Adverbscandidly(used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
English > candid: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaninginformal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared.
Examples
  • "a candid photograph"
  • "a candid interview"
Broaderunstudied, uncontrivednot by design / design or artifice
English > candid: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningopenly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness.
Example"his candid eyes"
Synonymsopen, heart-to-heart
Broaderingenuous, artlessCharacterized by an inability to mask your feelings
Spanishabierto, cándido, franco
Nounscandidnessthe quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

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