Synonyms for candid

Synonyms for (adjective) candid

Synonyms: blunt, candid, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder, outspoken, forthright, frank, free-spoken

Definition: characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

Usage: 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

Similar words: direct

Definition: straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action

Usage: a direct question; a direct response; a direct approach


Synonyms: heart-to-heart, candid, open

Definition: openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

Usage: his candid eyes; an open and trusting nature; a heart-to-heart talk

Similar words: ingenuous, artless

Definition: characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious

Usage: an ingenuous admission of responsibility


Synonyms: candid

Definition: informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared

Usage: a candid photograph; a candid interview

Similar words: uncontrived, unstudied

Definition: not by design or artifice; unforced and impromptu

Usage: an air of unstudied spontaneous utterance is apt to be painstakingly achieved; simple unstudied charm