Can*did(kn"dd), a. [F. candide (cf. It. candido), L. candidus white, fr. candre to be of a glowing white; akin to accendre, incendre, to set on fire, Skr. chand to shine. Cf. Candle, Incense.] 1. White. [Obs.]
The box receives all black; but poured from thence,Dryden.
The stones came candid forth, the hue of innocence.
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. -- 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.
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