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- 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 (1884)
- 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
- 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)
impartial and free from prejudice
straightforward, open and sincere
not posed or rehearsed
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- candid in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “candid”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911
candid (plural candids)
- A spontaneous or unposed photograph.
- His portraits looked stiff and formal but his candids showed life being lived.