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 Webster]

The box receives all black; but poured from thence, The stones came candid forth, the hue of innocence. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. ``Candid and dispassionate men.'' --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

3. Open; frank; ingenuous; outspoken.

Syn: Fair; open; ingenuous; impartial; just; frank; artless; unbiased; equitable.

Usage: {Candid}, {Fair}, {Open}, {Frank}, {Ingenuous}. A man is fair when he puts things on a just or equitable footing; he is candid when be looks impartially on both sides of a subject, doing justice especially to the motives and conduct of an opponent; he is open and frank when he declares his sentiments without reserve; he is ingenuous when he does this from a noble regard for truth. Fair dealing; candid investigation; an open temper; a frank disposition; an ingenuous answer or declaration. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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