candidly candidly  /ˈkæn dɪd li/


  • (adv) (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that



  1. He said that after the intense search on Friday he and others conversed with police candidly, trying to be as friendly as possible.
  2. The former President was dressed formally, in a blue suit, white shirt and pink tie, but he spoke easily and often quite candidly about his successes and failures.
  3. In it he does not merely own up to his interracial background as if to a past indiscretion; he candidly explores it.


  1. LC Talks Boyfriend William Tell and Leaving Party Life Behind

    Lauren Conrad struck a sexy pose in a midriff-baring top for Marie Claire 's July 2013 issue, which hits newsstands on June 18. The one-time MTV reality star has moved on from late nights in LA to pursue her career in what has now turned into her own fashion empire. The road beyond her small-screen fame hasn't always been easy, though, and she spoke candidly about dealing with her critics, as ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PopSugar

  2. Switching Gears: John Cena, Stone Cold and the Complexities of a WWE Heel Turn

    In a 2011 interview with online video gaming website IGN , Stone Cold Steve Austin spoke candidly about his 15+ year career inside the squared circle. Austin, a former six-time world champion and a WWE Hall of Fame inductee, spoke at lengths about several subjects, including his admiration for the likes of Ricky Morton and Bobby Eaton, his early wrestling days in Texas and the overall demise of ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Jozy Altidore: “Racism in (soccer) is not a little problem; it’s a big problem.”

    American forward speaks candidly about racism in Europe soccer with the New York Times.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Big Lead


  1. In his dissent, Justice Samuel Alito said, "Brushing aside inconvenient precedent, the (majority) arms public educational institutions with a handy weapon for suppressing the speech of unpopular groups - groups to which, as Hastings candidly puts...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Samuel Alito Source: Allentown Morning Call

  2. Afterward, Gates said, "It is imperative that all of us taking part in these deliberations, civilians and military alike, provide our best advice to the President, candidly but privately."
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: TIME

  3. NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter said Tuesday the mood in Congress "candidly is not supportive" of automakers seeking a bailout package of $25 billion in loans.
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Arlen Specter Source:

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pacify pacify
/ˈpæ sə ˌfaɪ /