Candid definition

kăndĭd
Free from prejudice or bias; fair; just; impartial.
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Very honest or frank in what one says or writes.
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Unposed and informal.

A candid photograph.

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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.

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Characterized by openness and sincerity of expression; unreservedly straightforward.

In private, I gave them my candid opinion.

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My candid opinion was that it was all rubbish! — Jules Verne — A Journey To The Center Of The Earth.

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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.

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Not posed or rehearsed.

A candid snapshot.

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Not obscuring or omitting anything unpleasant, embarrassing, or negative.
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Pure.
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Impartial and free from prejudice.

He knew not where to look for faithful advice, efficient aid, or candid judgement. — Washington Irving — The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus.

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Will the introduction of supplementary flash or flood intrude on a candid picture situation or ruin the mood? — Popular Photography (2002)

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His portraits looked stiff and formal but his candids showed life being lived.

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White.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
candid
Plural:
candids

Origin of candid

  • Latin candidus glowing, white, pure, guileless from candēre to shine kand- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin candidus (“white”).

    From Wiktionary