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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: candide, from Latin candidus 'bright, white', from candere 'to shine'

candid

adjective
     
can‧did
telling the truth, even when the truth may be unpleasant or embarrassing [= frank]
candid about
She was quite candid about the difficulties the government is having.
candid with
He was remarkably candid with me.
It struck me as an unusually candid confession for a politician.
candidly adverb
candour

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