Origin of candid
Examples from the Web for candid
Even though we were running late, Scott was jovial and candid in his conversation.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott|Stereo Williams|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In a candid interview, she compares the brutality of life in North Korea to the Holocaust.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State|Lizzie Crocker|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His candid remarks included his thoughts about Asian women, and his teammate Randall Simon, whom he described as a “fat monkey.”Mark Cuban Warns That Basketball Players Could Get the Sterling Treatment Next|Evan Weiner|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Apart from Molly, he is most candid with Williams, allowing himself to show a weaker side.
In a candid interview with The Daily Beast, Prepon put all the rumors to rest.Orange is the New Black’s Laura Prepon on the Return of Alex Vause and Tom Cruise Dating Rumors|Marlow Stern|April 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A roar of laughter greeted this candid confession of future intentions.The Revellers|Louis Tracy
"I know I shall never have courage to tell her to go," was the candid and characteristic answer.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
I daresay Sri Yukteswar would have been the most sought- after guru in India had his words not been so candid and so censorious.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
Moreover, your subjects—for, to be candid, you are a despot—seem to like you.
The devil, candid and trustful, answered: "That will suit me."Original Short Stories, Volume 7 (of 13)|Guy de Maupassant
British Dictionary definitions for candid
- clear or pure
Word Origin for candid
Word Origin and History for candid
1620s, "white," from Latin candidum "white; pure; sincere, honest, upright," from candere "to shine," from PIE root *kand- "to glow, to shine" (see candle). In English, metaphoric extension to "frank" first recorded 1670s (cf. French candide "open, frank, ingenuous, sincere"). Of photography, 1929. Related: Candidly; candidness.