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candid

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2 marked by justice, honesty, and freedom from bias
  • a candid listing of the advantages and disadvantages of each medical insurance plan
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frank, candid, open, plain mean showing willingness to tell what one feels or thinks. frank stresses lack of shyness or secretiveness or of evasiveness from considerations of tact or expedience.
    • frank discussions
candid suggests expression marked by sincerity and honesty especially in offering unwelcome criticism or opinion.
    • a candid appraisal
open implies frankness but suggests more indiscretion than frank and less earnestness than candid.
    • open in saying what they think
plain suggests outspokenness and freedom from affectation or subtlety in expression.
    • plain talk


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