candid

  • 1 Candid — Can*did (k[a^]n d[i^]d), a. [F. candide (cf. It. candido), L. candidus white, fr. cand[=e]re to be of a glowing white; akin to accend[e^]re, incend[e^]re, to set on fire, Skr. chand to shine. Cf. {Candle}, {Incense}.] 1. White. [Obs.] [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Candid — (lat. candidus „schneeweiß, glänzend, klar“), ist ein Name (auch Candidus), siehe Candid (Name) die US amerikanische Fernsehsendung Candid Camera, ähnlich der deutschen „versteckten Kamera“ (siehe Verstehen Sie Spaß?) ein Jazz Label, siehe Candid …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 3 candid — CANDÍD, Ă, candizi, de, adj. Plin de candoare; curat, nevinovat, pur, neprihănit. – Din fr. candide, lat. candidus. Trimis de valeriu, 11.02.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  Candid ≠ vinovat, ipocrit Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004. Sursa: Antonime  CANDÍD… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 4 candid — [kan′did] adj. [L candidus, white, pure, sincere < candere: see CANDESCENT] 1. free from prejudice or bias; fair; just; impartial 2. very honest or frank in what one says or writes 3. unposed and informal [a candid photograph] 4. Archaic …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Candid — Candid, von dem lat. candidus, weiß, rein, redlich …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 6 candid — I adjective aboveboard, apertus sincerus, apparent, blunt, candidus, categorically true, creditworthy, direct, explicit, express, forthright, frank, frankhearted, honest, ingenuous, liber, not lying, objective, open, outright, outspoken, overt,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 candid — 1620s, white, from L. candidum white; pure; sincere, honest, upright, from candere to shine, from PIE root *kand to glow, to shine (see CANDLE (Cf. candle)). In English, metaphoric extension to frank first recorded 1670s (Cf. Fr. candide open,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 candid — open, *frank, plain Analogous words: truthful, veracious (see corresponding nouns at TRUTH): *fair, dispassionate, impartial, unbiased, just: *sincere: honest, scrupulous, *upright Antonyms: evasive Contrasted words: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 candid — [adj] honest aboveboard, bluff, blunt, equal, equitable, fair, forthright, frank, free, frontal, genuine, guileless, impartial, ingenuous, just, objective, open, outspoken, plain, right up front*, scrupulous, sincere, straightforward, talking… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 candid — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ truthful and straightforward; frank. DERIVATIVES candidly adverb candidness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense white : from Latin candidus white …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 candid — 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 candid — can|did [ˈkændıd] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: candide, from Latin candidus bright, white , from candere to shine ] telling the truth, even when the truth may be unpleasant or embarrassing = ↑frank candid about ▪ She was quite candid… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 candid — can|did1 [ kændıd ] adjective 1. ) honest and direct, even when the truth is not pleasant: She was very candid with him about the standard of his work. He gave a remarkably candid interview. 2. ) a candid photograph of someone is natural and… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 candid — [[t]kæ̱ndɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ about n, ADJ with n When you are candid about something or with someone, you speak honestly. Nat is candid about the problems she is having with Steve... I haven t been completely candid with him. ...a… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 candid — candidly, adv. candidness, n. /kan did/, adj. 1. frank; outspoken; open and sincere: a candid critic. 2. free from reservation, disguise, or subterfuge; straightforward: a candid opinion. 3. informal; unposed: a candid photo. 4. honest; impartial …

    Universalium

  • 16 candid — adj. 1) candid about 2) candid with * * * [ kændɪd] candid about candid with …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 candid — UK [ˈkændɪd] / US adjective 1) honest and direct, even when the truth is not pleasant She was very candid with him about the standard of his work. He gave a remarkably candid interview. 2) a candid photograph of someone is natural and informal… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 candid — can•did [[t]ˈkæn dɪd[/t]] adj. 1) frank; outspoken; open and sincere: a candid critic[/ex] 2) free from reservation, disguise, or subterfuge; straightforward: a candid opinion[/ex] 3) informal; unposed: a candid photo[/ex] 4) honest; impartial: a …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 candid — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ very ▪ disarmingly, refreshingly ▪ remarkably, surprisingly …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 candid — 1. adjective /ˈkæn.dɪd/ a) 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 b) Straightforward, open and sincere.… …

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