candid candid  /ˈkæn dəd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
  2. (adj) informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared
  3. (adj) openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

Usage(s):

  1. He has charm, a wonderful sense of humor and the rare ability to answer tough questions with candid answers.
  2. Mousavi was unexpectedly candid about his willingness to negotiate the nature of Iran's nuclear program.
  3. Johnson had access to Palin and her family that a reporter could only dream about now, although even some of her candid statements sound eerily like late-2008 talking points.

News

  1. Mika Brzezinski's Obsessed is sympathetic and real

    In a candid new book, the MSNBC anchor uses her own personal struggle with food to help tell a larger story about the need to overhaul the food system in the U.S.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  2. Contemplating plastic surgery? Candid thoughts from someone who has been there

    Contemplating plastic surgery? Candid thoughts from someone who has been there.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Deseret News

  3. Rose McGowan: A Candid Conversation About Food, Booze, and Her Secret Hobby

    Rose McGowan leads a "charmed life," but she's far from your typical A-list star. The 39-year-old opened up to omg! in a candid interview over a couple glasses of Apothic Rosé wine at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York … Continue reading ?
    on June 19, 2013     Source: omg! Celeb News via omg!

Quotes

  1. "The American people deserve the truth from their leaders," McCain said in a thinly disguised swipe at Obama and Clinton, who are vying to capture the Democratic nomination and take on the Arizona Senator in November. "They deserve a candid...
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Africasia

  2. "I strongly believe societies that allow the free expression of ideas tend to be the most prosperous and the most peaceful," Bush said at the official opening of the new US embassy in the Chinese capital. "I will continue to be candid about...
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "We have to have an attorney general who is candid and truthful. And if we find out he's not been candid and truthful, that's a very compelling reason for him not to stay on," said Sen. Arlen Specter, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary...
    on Mar 25, 2007 By: Arlen Specter Source: Forbes

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