Candid


Candid

Candid (lat. candidus „schneeweiß, glänzend, klar“), ist

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  • Candid — Can*did (k[a^]n d[i^]d), a. [F. candide (cf. It. candido), L. candidus white, fr. cand[=e]re to be of a glowing white; akin to accend[e^]re, incend[e^]re, to set on fire, Skr. chand to shine. Cf. {Candle}, {Incense}.] 1. White. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • candid — CANDÍD, Ă, candizi, de, adj. Plin de candoare; curat, nevinovat, pur, neprihănit. – Din fr. candide, lat. candidus. Trimis de valeriu, 11.02.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  Candid ≠ vinovat, ipocrit Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004. Sursa: Antonime  CANDÍD… …   Dicționar Român

  • candid — [kan′did] adj. [L candidus, white, pure, sincere < candere: see CANDESCENT] 1. free from prejudice or bias; fair; just; impartial 2. very honest or frank in what one says or writes 3. unposed and informal [a candid photograph] 4. Archaic …   English World dictionary

  • Candid — Candid, von dem lat. candidus, weiß, rein, redlich …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • candid — I adjective aboveboard, apertus sincerus, apparent, blunt, candidus, categorically true, creditworthy, direct, explicit, express, forthright, frank, frankhearted, honest, ingenuous, liber, not lying, objective, open, outright, outspoken, overt,… …   Law dictionary

  • candid — 1620s, white, from L. candidum white; pure; sincere, honest, upright, from candere to shine, from PIE root *kand to glow, to shine (see CANDLE (Cf. candle)). In English, metaphoric extension to frank first recorded 1670s (Cf. Fr. candide open,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • candid — open, *frank, plain Analogous words: truthful, veracious (see corresponding nouns at TRUTH): *fair, dispassionate, impartial, unbiased, just: *sincere: honest, scrupulous, *upright Antonyms: evasive Contrasted words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • candid — [adj] honest aboveboard, bluff, blunt, equal, equitable, fair, forthright, frank, free, frontal, genuine, guileless, impartial, ingenuous, just, objective, open, outspoken, plain, right up front*, scrupulous, sincere, straightforward, talking… …   New thesaurus

  • candid — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ truthful and straightforward; frank. DERIVATIVES candidly adverb candidness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense white : from Latin candidus white …   English terms dictionary

  • candid — adjective Etymology: French & Latin; French candide, from Latin candidus bright, white, from candēre to shine, glow; akin to Welsh can white, Sanskrit candati it shines Date: 1606 1. white < candid flames > 2. free from bias, prejudice, or malice …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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