Origin of candid
Examples from the Web for candidness
But even he was surprised by the candidness of the final version.
The setting, of course, is designed to allow an air of candidness, away from the Capitol Hill cameras and partisan zingers.
It feels more like a peace offering than a warning, a casual gesture signifying her candidness.
The value of their joint production lies in this candidness.The Political Future of India|Lajpat Rai
He struck the final note in the candidness of the establishment, a priest whose ritual contained no mysteries.Jill the Reckless|P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
To-day there are certain recognized courtesies of speech, and kindliness has taken the place of candidness.Book of Etiquette, Volume 2|Lillian Eichler Watson
"You're not," she remonstrated with the candidness that John found later was so engaging.Spring Street|James H. Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for candidness
- clear or pure
Word Origin for candid
Word Origin and History for candidness
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.