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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 can·did /ˈkændəd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Can·did a.
 1. White. [Obs.]
 The box receives all black; but poured from thence,
 The stones came candid forth, the hue of innocence.   --Dryden.
 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.”
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: characterized by directness in manner or speech; without
             subtlety or evasion; "blunt talking and straight
             shooting"; "a blunt New England farmer"; "I gave them
             my candid opinion"; "forthright criticism"; "a
             forthright approach to the problem"; "tell me what you
             think--and you may just as well be frank"; "it is
             possible to be outspoken without being rude";
             "plainspoken and to the point"; "a point-blank
             accusation" [syn: blunt, forthright, frank, free-spoken,
              outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder]
      2: informal or natural; especially caught off guard or
         unprepared; "a candid photograph"; "a candid interview"
      3: openly straightforward and direct without reserve or
         secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting
         nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk" [syn: open, heart-to-heart]
      4: starkly realistic; "I have never lacked candid critics in my
         own ranks"-Clement Atlee