Definition of candid :
1. Free from undue bias; disposed to think and judge according to truth and justice, or without partiality or prejudice; fair; just; impartial; as, a candid opinion.
2. Open; frank; ingenuous; outspoken.
transparent, unflattering, undecided, heart-to-heart, undefendable, upright, forthright, extemporaneous, straight-out, unstudied, unprejudiced, subject, point-blank, loose, fair, opened, just, unreserved, vocal, free-spoken, plainspoken, show, exposed, undetermined, unbiased, straight-from-the-shoulder, uncontrived, capable, aboveboard, assailable, unfastened, crude, straight-shooting, man-to-man, straight, unresolved, receptive, undefended, guileless, impromptu, impartial
insolent (part of speech: adjective)
callous, saucy, arrogant, brash, rude, disrespectful, impolite, contemptuous, outrageous, derisive, outspoken, brazen, flagrant, cheeky, audacious, insolent, impertinent, irreverent, mouthy, presumptuous, insubordinate, defiant, sacrilegious, bold, discourteous, sarcastic
artless (part of speech: adjective)
naive, sincere, frank, undeceptive, honest, overt, broad, trusting, downright, unsophisticated, artless, outgoing, callow, direct, undisguised, unbeguiling, natural, unrestrained, plain-spoken, unaffected, open, unartful, plain, blunt, ingenuous, genuine, uncalculating, undeceitful, un-artificial, straightforward, undeceiving
simple (part of speech: adjective)
succinct (part of speech: adjective)
truthful (part of speech: adjective)
- We desire to allow it full force, while we ask the reader's candid judgment of the conclusion. - "Three Prize Essays on American Slavery", R. B. Thurston A.C. Baldwin Timothy Williston.
- When he had finished, the old man answered, Now thou hast been candid with me, and hast a claim to equal sincerity on my side. - "Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers", Various.
- And then circumstances had arisen which made it so natural that she should be open and candid with Mary. - "Ralph the Heir", Anthony Trollope.