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candidly


adjective

  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: a candid mind.
  5. Archaic. white.
  6. Archaic. clear; pure.

noun

  1. an unposed photograph.

adjective

  1. frank and outspokenhe was candid about his dislike of our friends
  2. without partiality; unbiased
  3. unposed or informala candid photograph
  4. obsolete
    1. white
    2. clear or pure
adj.

1620s, “white,” from Latin candidum “white; pure; sincere, honest, upright,” from candere “to shine,” from PIE root *kand- “to glow, to shine” (see candle). In English, metaphoric extension to “frank” first recorded 1670s (cf. French candide “open, frank, ingenuous, sincere”). Of photography, 1929. Related: Candidly; candidness.

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