- Candid is defined as someone or something said which is fair, honest or said in a casual way.
A person truthfully telling why their marriage ended is an example of candid.
- The definition of candid is informal or natural.
- Photos taken of babies are often examples of candid photography.
- A photograph that isn't posed is an example of a candid photograph.
- free from prejudice or bias; fair; just; impartial
- very honest or frank in what one says or writes
- unposed and informal: a candid photograph
Origin: Classical Latin candidus, white, pure, sincere ; from candere: see candescent
- candidly adverb
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- Free from prejudice; impartial.
- Characterized by openness and sincerity of expression; unreservedly straightforward: In private, I gave them my candid opinion. See Synonyms at frank1.
- Not posed or rehearsed: a candid snapshot.
Origin: Latin candidus, glowing, white, pure, guileless, from candēre, to shine; see kand- in Indo-European roots.
- canˈdid·ly adverb
- canˈdid·ness noun