candid

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From Latin candidus (white).

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candid (comparative more candid, superlative most candid)

  1. Impartial and free from prejudice.
    (Can we date this quote?) he knew not where to look for faithful advice, efficient aid, or candid judgement. — Washington Irving — The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus
  2. Straightforward, open and sincere.
    (Can we date this quote?) My candid opinion was that it was all rubbish! — Jules Verne — A Journey To The Center Of The Earth
  3. Not posed or rehearsed.
    (Can we date this quote?) will the introduction of supplementary flash or flood intrude on a candid picture situation or ruin the mood? — Popular Photography (2002)

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candid (plural candids)

  1. A spontaneous or unposed photograph.
    His portraits looked stiff and formal but his candids showed life being lived.

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