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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  The  box  receives  all  black;  but  poured  from  thence, 
  The  stones  came  candid  forth,  the  hue  of  innocence. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  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. 
  ``Candid  and  dispassionate  men.''  --W.  Irving. 
 
  3.  Open  frank;  ingenuous;  outspoken. 
 
  Syn:  Fair;  open  ingenuous;  impartial;  just  frank;  artless; 
  unbiased;  equitable. 
 
  Usage:  {Candid},  {Fair},  {Open},  {Frank},  {Ingenuous}.  A  man 
  is  fair  when  he  puts  things  on  a  just  or  equitable 
  footing;  he  is  candid  when  be  looks  impartially  on 
  both  sides  of  a  subject,  doing  justice  especially  to 
  the  motives  and  conduct  of  an  opponent;  he  is  open  and 
  frank  when  he  declares  his  sentiments  without  reserve; 
  he  is  ingenuous  when  he  does  this  from  a  noble  regard 
  for  truth.  Fair  dealing;  candid  investigation;  an  open 
  temper;  a  frank  disposition;  an  ingenuous  answer  or 
  declaration. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  candid 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  disconcerting  directness  in  manner  or 
  speech;  without  subtlety  or  evasion;  "blunt  talking 
  and  straight  shooting";  "a  blunt  New  England  farmer"; 
  "I  gave  them  my  candid  opinion";  "forthright 
  criticism";  "a  forthright  approach  to  the  problem"; 
  "tell  me  what  you  think--and  you  may  just  as  well  be 
  frank";  "it  is  possible  to  be  outspoken  without  being 
  rude";  "plainspoken  and  to  the  point";  "a  point-blank 
  accusation"  [syn:  {blunt},  {forthright},  {frank},  {free-spoken}, 
  {outspoken},  {plainspoken},  {point-blank}] 
  2:  informal  or  natural;  especially  caught  off  guard  or 
  unprepared;  "a  candid  photograph";  "a  candid  interview" 
  3:  openly  straightforward  and  direct  without  reserve  or 
  secretiveness;  "his  candid  eyes";  "an  open  and  trusting 
  nature"  [syn:  {open}] 
  4:  starkly  realistic;  "I  have  never  lacked  candid  critics  in  my 
  own  ranks"-Clement  Atlee 




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