adjective Etymology: French & Latin; French candide, from Latin candidus bright, white, from candēre to shine, glow; akin to Welsh can white, Sanskrit candati it shines Date: 1606 1. white <
candid flames
2. free from bias, prejudice, or malice ; fair <
a candid observer
3. a. marked by honest sincere expression <
a candid discussion
b. indicating or suggesting sincere honesty and absence of deception <
her candid face
c. disposed to criticize severely ; blunt <
candid critics
4. relating to or being photography of subjects acting naturally or spontaneously without being posed Synonyms: see frankcandidly adverbcandidness noun

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