- candid camera,
- candidate species
Origin of candid
Examples from the Web for candidly
“When I got there the resources were so limited,” she says, candidly.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine|Alex Suskind|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Norquist did, though, candidly note that, “there are outliers always willing to give a self-destructive quotation.”
Rather explains: “I wanted to tell it as honestly and as candidly as I could with—as Lyndon Johnson used to say—the bark off.”
"He [Wisner] was able to talk to Mubarak candidly; he gave his best counsel to Mubarak," said one official.White House: Nothing We Can Do about the Egypt Revolt|John Barry|February 4, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Bruni candidly writes of his weight struggles, which included bulimia, laxative abuse, and junk-food binges.
Here is his letter, and I hope you will tell me candidly what you think.The Perpetual Curate|Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
"Just one thing about that still bothers me a little, doctor," Barney said candidly.Gone Fishing|James H. Schmitz
Candidly, love, do you like a skirt without any drapery at all?
Tell me, candidly, my dear friend, whether you have not counseled Porthos to distrust me a little?Louise de la Valliere|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
And then when we parted she gave me her hand and said, looking at me candidly: "We shall always be together, shan't we?"White Nights and Other Stories|Fyodor Dostoevsky
- clear or pure
Word Origin 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.