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candid

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candid

 
 
pronunciation:
kaen dihd
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: without deception or concealment; honest; forthright.
She is candid about her faults.I appreciate your being candid with me.The actor's candid statements about his drug use surprised the interviewer.
synonyms:
aboveboard, direct, downright, forthright, foursquare, frank, free-spoken, genuine, heart-to-heart, honest, open, openhearted, outspoken, sincere, straightforward
antonyms:
deceitful, evasive
similar words:
artless, bluff, blunt, bold, explicit, free, guileless, ingenuous, outright, plain-spoken, straight, unequivocal, uninhibited, unreserved, unrestrained
definition 2: of a photograph taken of a person or people, not artificial or posed; informal.
Many of the candid photos taken at the wedding turned out better than the posed ones.
synonyms:
casual, impromptu, informal, spontaneous, unplanned
similar words:
extemporaneous, improvisational, natural, unaffected, unceremonious, unprepared, unstudied
definition 3: not biased; fair; just.
I felt the article gave a candid account of the incident.
synonyms:
equitable, fair, fair-minded, honest, impartial, just, unbiased
similar words:
balanced, dispassionate, even, evenhanded, objective, open-minded, unprejudiced
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part of speech: noun
definition: a photograph in which the subjects are not posed.
I look ridiculous in some of these candids.
similar words:
photo, photograph, picture, snap, snapshot
derivations: candidly (adv.), candidness (n.)