(noun, adjective)


1. straightforward, open and sincere.

- I gave them my candid opinion

Similar word(s): direct, blunt, forthright, frank, outspoken, plainspoken

2. informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared

- a candid photograph

- a candid interview

Similar word(s): uncontrived, unstudied

3. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

- his candid eyes

Similar word(s): artless, ingenuous, open


1. A spontaneous or unposed photograph.

- His portraits looked stiff and formal but his candids showed life being lived.