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Dictionary definition for: Candid

1. (s) characterized by 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 wh

2. (s) informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared; "a candid photograph" "a candid interview"

3. (s) openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes" "an open and trusting nature" "a heart-to-heart talk"

4. (s) starkly realistic; "I have never lacked candid critics in my own ranks"-Clement Atlee

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