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Adjective Candid has 3 senses


Candida. [F. candide (cf. It. candido), L. candidus white, fr. cand to be of a glowing white; akin to accend, incend, to set on fire, Skr. chand to shine. Cf. Candle, Incense.].
  •  White.  [1913 Webster]
    "The box receives all black; but poured from thence,
    The stones came candid forth, the hue of innocence.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Free from undue bias; disposed to think and judge according to truth and justice, or without partiality or prejudice; fair; just; impartial; as, a candid opinion.  W. Irving.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Open; frank; ingenuous; outspoken.
Syn. -- Fair; open; ingenuous; impartial; just; frank; artless; unbiased; equitable.


Candid, adj.
1 frank; not hiding one's thoughts.
2 (of a photograph) taken informally, usu. without the subject's knowledge.

candid camera a small camera for taking candid photographs.
candidly adv. candidness n.
F candide or L candidus white



Olympian, Spartan, aboveboard, accessible, all jaw, approachable, artless, ascetic, austere, authentic, bald, bare, bluff, blunt, bona fide, born yesterday, broad, brusque, card-carrying, chatty, childlike, common, commonplace, communicative, confiding, conversable, conversational, demonstrative, detached, dinkum, direct, disinterested, dispassionate, downright, dry, dull, effusive, equal, equitable, expansive, explicit, extroverted, fair, flip, fluent, following the letter, forthright, frank, frankhearted, free, free hand, free-acting, free-going, free-moving, free-speaking, free-spoken, free-tongued, freehanded, gabby, garrulous, gassy, genuine, glib, good, gossipy, gregarious, guileless, gushy, heart-to-heart, homely, homespun, honest, honest-to-God, impartial, impersonal, impromptu, inartificial, informal, ingenu, ingenuous, innocent, just, lawful, lean, legitimate, lifelike, literal, lofty, long-winded, loquacious, matter-of-fact, multiloquent, multiloquious, naive, native, natural, naturalistic, neat, neutral, newsy, objective, open, openhearted, original, outgoing, outspoken, overtalkative, plain, plain-speaking, plain-spoken, prolix, prosaic, prosing, prosy, pure, real, realistic, rightful, round, rustic, scrupulous, self-revealing, self-revelatory, selfless, severe, simon-pure, simple, simple-speaking, simplehearted, simpleminded, sincere, single-hearted, single-minded, smooth, sober, sociable, spare, stark, sterling, straight, straight-out, straightforward, sure-enough, talkative, talky, transparent, true to life, true to nature, true to reality, trustful, trusting, truthful, unadorned, unadulterated, unaffected, unartificial, unassumed, unassuming, unbiased, unbigoted, uncalculated, uncalculating, unchecked, uncolored, unconcealed, unconcocted, unconstrained, uncontrived, uncopied, uncounterfeited, undeceitful, undeceiving, undisguised, undisguising, undissembled, undissembling, undistorted, unequivocal, unexaggerated, unfabricated, unfanciful, unfeigned, unfeigning, unfictitious, unflattering, unguarded, unhampered, unimaginative, unimagined, unimitated, uninfluenced, uninvented, unpoetical, unprejudiced, unpremeditated, unpretended, unpretending, unpretentious, unqualified, unrepressed, unreserved, unrestrained, unrestricted, unreticent, unromantic, unsecretive, unselfish, unshrinking, unsilent, unsimulated, unsophisticated, unspecious, unsuppressed, unsuspicious, unswayed, unsynthetic, unvarnished, unwary, upright, verbal, verbatim, verbose, veridical, verisimilar, voluble, windy, word-for-word




N artlessness, nature, simplicity, innocence, bonhomie, naivete, abandon, candor, sincerity, singleness of purpose, singleness of heart, honesty, plain speaking, epanchement, rough diamond, matter of fact man, le palais de verite, enfant terrible, artless, natural, pure, native, confiding, simple, lain, inartificial, untutored, unsophisticated, ingenu, unaffected, naive, sincere, frank, open, open as day, candid, ingenuous, guileless, unsuspicious, honest, innocent, Arcadian, undesigning, straightforward, unreserved, aboveboard, simple-minded, single-minded, frank-hearted, open-hearted, single-hearted, simple-hearted, free-spoken, plain-spoken, outspoken, blunt, downright, direct, matter of fact, unpoetical, unflattering, in plain words, in plain English, without mincing the matter, not to mince the matter, Davus sum non Oedipus, liberavi animam meam, as frank as rain on cherry blossoms.


N probity, integrity, rectitude, uprightness, honesty, faith, honor, bonne foi, good faith, bona fides, purity, clean hands, fairness, fair play, justice, equity, impartiality, principle, even-handedness, grace, constancy, faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty, incorruption, incorruptibility, trustworthiness, truth, candor, singleness of heart, veracity, tender conscience, punctilio, delicacy, nicety, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, scruple, point, point of honor, punctuality, dignity, (repute), respectability, respectableness, gentilhomme, gentleman, man of honor, man of his word, fidus Achates, preux chevalier, galantuomo, truepenny, trump, brick, true Briton, white man, court of honor, a fair field and no favor, argumentum ad verecundiam, upright, honest, honest as daylight, veracious, virtuous, honorable, fair, right, just, equitable, impartial, evenhanded, square, fair and aboveboard, open and aboveboard, white, constant, constant as the northern star, faithful, loyal, staunch, true, true blue, true to one's colors, true to the core, true as the needle to the pole, marble-constant, true- hearted, trusty, trustworthy, as good as one's word, to be depended on, incorruptible, straightforward, frank, candid, open-hearted, conscientious, tender-conscienced, right-minded, high-principled, high-minded, scrupulous, religious, strict, nice, punctilious, correct, punctual, respectable, reputable, gentlemanlike, inviolable, inviolate, unviolated, unbroken, unbetrayed, unbought, unbribed, innocent, pure, stainless, unstained, untarnished, unsullied, untainted, unperjured, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undefiled, undepraved, undebauched, integer vitae scelerisque purus, justus et tenax propositi, chivalrous, jealous of honor, sans peur et sans reproche, high-spirited, supramundane, unworldly, other-worldly, overscrupulous, honorable, bona fide, on the square, in good faith, honor bright, foro conscientiae, with clean hands, a face untaught to feign, bene qui latuit bene vixit, mens sibi conscia recti, probitas laudatur et alget, fidelis ad urnam, his heart as far from fraud as heaven from earth, loyaute m'oblige, loyaute n'a honte, what stronger breastplate than a heart untainted?.


N whiteness, argent, albification, etiolation, lactescence, snow, paper, chalk, milk, lily, ivory, alabaster, albata, eburin, German silver, white metal, barium sulphate, titanium oxide, blanc fixe, ceruse, pearl white, white lead, carbonate of lead, white, milk-white, snow-white, snowy, niveous, candid, chalky, hoar, hoary, silvery, argent, argentine, canescent, cretaceous, lactescent, whitish, creamy, pearly, fair, blond, blanched, high in tone, light, white as a sheet, white as driven snow, white as a lily, white as silver, like ivory.


N veracity, truthfulness, frankness truth, sincerity, candor, unreserve, honesty, fidelity, plain dealing, bona fides, love of truth, probity, ingenuousness, the truth the whole truth and nothing but the trut, honest truth, sober truth, unvarnished tale, light of truth, truthful, true, veracious, veridical, scrupulous, sincere, candid, frank, open, straightforward, unreserved, open hearted, true hearted, simple-hearted, honest, trustworthy, undissembling &c (dissemble), guileless, pure, truth- loving, unperjured, true blue, as good as one's word, unaffected, unfeigned, bona fide, outspoken, ingenuous, undisguised, uncontrived, truly, in plain words, in truth, with truth, of a truth, in good truth, as the dial to the sun, as the needle to the pole, honor bright, troth, in good sooth, in good earnest, unfeignedly, with no nonsense, in sooth, sooth to say, bona fide, in foro conscientiae, without equivocation, cartes sur table, from the bottom of one's heart, by my troth, di il vero a affronterai il diavolo, Dichtung und Wahrheit, esto quod esse videris, magna est veritas et praevalet, that golden key that opes the palace of eternity, veritas odium parit, veritatis simplex oratio est, verite sans peur.

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