candid

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From Latin candidus ‎(white).

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candid ‎(comparative candider, superlative candidest)

  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 (1884)
  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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