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Candor vs. Candid

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Candornoun

(obsolete) Whiteness; brilliance; purity.

Candidadjective

Impartial and free from prejudice.

Candornoun

The state of being sincere and open in speech; honesty in expression.

Candidadjective

Straightforward, open and sincere.

Candornoun

Impartiality.

Candidadjective

Not posed or rehearsed.

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Candornoun

Whiteness; brightness; (as applied to moral conditions) usullied purity; innocence.

‘Nor yor unquestioned integrityShall e'er be sullied with one taint or spotThat may take from your innocence and candor.’;

Candidnoun

A spontaneous or unposed photograph.

‘His portraits looked stiff and formal but his candids showed life being lived.’;

Candornoun

A disposition to treat subjects with fairness; freedom from prejudice or disguise; frankness; sincerity.

‘Attribute superior sagacity and candor to those who held that side of the question.’;

Candidadjective

White.

‘The box receives all black; but poured from thence,The stones came candid forth, the hue of innocence.’;

Candornoun

ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

Candidadjective

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.

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Candornoun

the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

Candidadjective

Open; frank; ingenuous; outspoken.

Candidadjective

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 what you think--and you may just as well be frank’; ‘it is possible to be outspoken without being rude’; ‘plainspoken and to the point’; ‘a point-blank accusation’;

Candidadjective

informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared;

‘a candid photograph’; ‘a candid interview’;

Candidadjective

openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness;

‘his candid eyes’; ‘an open and trusting nature’; ‘a heart-to-heart talk’;

Candidadjective

starkly realistic;

‘I have never lacked candid critics in my own ranks’;

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