- s characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
I gave them my candid opinion
- s informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared
a candid photograph
a candid interview
- s openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
his candid eyes
- Sample Ace of Spades HQ Post: So long as Obama's having that "open, candid" discussion about race we've all so long wanted to have, perhaps we can finally begin to address the .
- To the free world's desperate efforts to find a way out of the Korean crisis, Russia's Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky last week gave a candid and memorable answer.
- He has charm, a wonderful sense of humor and the rare ability to answer tough questions with candid answers.
- John McCain in Africasia
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...
- President Bush in Melbourne Herald Sun
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...
- Arlen Specter in Forbes
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...