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candid

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of candid

  1. 1 free in expressing one's true feelings and opinions a candid woman who never hesitates to say exactly what's on her mind Synonyms of candid frank, direct, forthcoming, forthright, foursquare, freehearted, free-spoken, honest, open, openhearted, out-front, outspoken, plain, plainspoken, straight, straightforward, unguarded, unreserved, up-frontWords Related to candid artless, earnest, guileless, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), natural, real, sincere, unaffected, undesigning, unpretending, unpretentious; outgoing, uninhibited, unrestrained; vocal, vociferous; abrupt, bluff, blunt, brusque (also brusk), crusty, curt, gruff, sharp; impertinent, impolite, inconsiderate, rude, tactless, thoughtless, uncivil, undiplomatic, ungracious, unmannerly, unsubtleNear Antonyms of candid inhibited, reserved, restrained; close-mouthed, laconic, quiet, reticent, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicative; ambiguous, circuitous, equivocal, evasive; diplomatic, politic, tactful; civil, considerate, courteous, politeAntonyms of candid dissembling, uncandid, unforthcoming

  2. 2 marked by justice, honesty, and freedom from bias a candid listing of the advantages and disadvantages of each medical insurance plan Synonyms of candid fair, disinterested, dispassionate, equal, equitable, evenhanded, impartial, indifferent, just, nonpartisan, objective, square, unbiased, unprejudicedWords Related to candid frank, forthright, open, straight, straightforward; balanced, rational, reasonableNear Antonyms of candid deceitful, deceptive, dishonest; arbitrary, unconscionable, unreasonable; jaundiced, unfriendly, unsympathetic; colored, distorted, warpedAntonyms of candid biased, ex parte, inequitable, nonobjective, one-sided, partial, parti pris, partisan, prejudiced, unjust



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