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  • Impartial and free from prejudice
  • Straightforward, open and sincere
  • Not posed or rehearsed
         
  • A candid photograph of a filmstar
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Can*did (kăn"d&ibreve;d), a. [F. candide (cf. It. candido), L. candidus white, fr. candēre to be of a glowing white; akin to accend&ebreve;re, incend&ebreve;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. -- 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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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