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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective candid:


Candid (impartial and honest in speech) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the adjective candid

What does candid mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more candid / candider | most candid / candidest

  1. characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
  2. informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared
  3. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

Alternative definition of the adjective candid


  1. Impartial and free from prejudice.
  2. Straightforward, open and sincere.
  3. Not posed or rehearsed.

Definition of the noun candid

What does candid mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: candids

  1. A spontaneous or unposed photograph.


Candid is a musical group.

  • also known as Candid Daydream
  • albums: "A Comforting Thought", "Crooked Things", "Misinterpreter", "The Soma Project", "Traffic and Old Habits"


Candid a.k.a. Candid Records was founded as a subsidiary of Archie Bleyer's Cadence label in New York City in 1960. The jazz writer and civil rights activist Nat Hentoff worked as the label's A&R director, aiming to create a representative catalog of the jazz of the day. Hentoff worked with designer and photographer Frank Gauna to create many memorable album covers.


"Candid" is a musical album of Phébus trifft Black Tiger.

  • released on (15 years ago)


"Candid" a.k.a. "Candide", ou l'Optimisme is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best; Candide: or, The Optimist; and Candide: or, Optimism. It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism by his mentor, Professor Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not rejecting optimism outright, advocating a deeply practical precept, "we must cultivate our garden", in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best" in the "best of all possible worlds".


"Candid" is a 2007 film written by José Pedro Cavalheiro and Virgílio Almeida directed by José Pedro Cavalheiro.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Candid

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Google previewTexas School Journal (1906)

Being candid means to give a clear-cut, truthful expression of the thought you have, or the thing you do. It means leaving nothing to be guessed at. It you tell a boy to find what seven cattle will cost, if nine cattle cost $270, the boy is not candid if ...

Google previewWhat Are People Skills, Anyway ? (2012)

by Susan K. Maciak

Being candid means that you're open and frank with people. You're not afraid to deliver bad newsortakeon squeamish topics.

Google previewNo Questions Asked (2006)

News Coverage Since 9/11 by Lisa Finnegan

Being candid means finding the relevant facts and stating them clearly; being critical means keeping facts and values apart as much as possible. To the extent we can do that, we can have democratic debates—which by definition involve ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Documentary Film 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Ian Aitken

®Candid. Eye ̄ series, developed by the Anglophone filmmakers of the National Film Board of Canada«s (NFB«s) renowned Unit B, which used recently developed lighter film equipment to capture people in everyday situations with ...

Google previewFinnish-English dictionary (1916)

by Karl Vilhelm Arminen, Eetu Aaltio

frank, candid; (-sukai- n e n) straightforward, downright, point-blank, plain; (puhdas) naked, mere, clean, plain, simple; ...

Google previewDictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Literature: A-C (1926)

by Samuel Halkett, John Laing, James Kennedy, Dennis E. Rhodes

CANDID (a) examination of the History of Sir Charles Grandison (by Samuel Richardson] : in a letter to a lady of distinction. [By Fr — Plumer.] 8vo. [Brit. Mus.) London, 1754 CANDID (a) examination of the mutual claims of Great - Britain and the ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

The stone* came candid forth, the hue of innocence. Dryden. Thy first-fruits of poesy were given To make thyself a welcome inmate there, While yet a young probationer, And candidate of heaven. / ; . We have often desired they would deal ...

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Quotes about Candid

If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully. (Kahlil Gibran)
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Scrabble value of C3A1N1D2I1D2

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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