candid

[ kan-did ]
/ ˈkæn dɪd /

adjective

noun

an unposed photograph.

Origin of candid

1620–30; (< French candide) < Latin candidus shining white, equivalent to cand(ēre) to be shining white (akin to incense1) + -idus -id4

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for candid

candid

/ (ˈkændɪd) /

adjective

frank and outspokenhe was candid about his dislike of our friends
without partiality; unbiased
unposed or informala candid photograph
obsolete
  1. white
  2. clear or pure

Derived Forms

candidly, adverbcandidness, noun

Word Origin for candid

C17: from Latin candidus white, from candēre to be white
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