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 for candid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Candid \Can*did\ (k[a^]n"d[i^]d), a. [F. candide (cf. It.
     candido), L. candidus white, fr. cand[=e]re to be of a
     glowing white; akin to accend[e^]re, incend[e^]re, to set on
     fire, Skr. chand to shine. Cf. Candle, Incense.]
     1. White. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              The box receives all black; but poured from thence,
              The stones came candid forth, the hue of innocence.
        [1913 Webster]
     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." --W. Irving.
        [1913 Webster]
     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
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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,
             candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken,
             outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-
      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: candid, open,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  227 Moby Thesaurus words for "candid":
     Olympian, Spartan, aboveboard, accessible, all jaw, approachable,
     artless, ascetic, austere, authentic, bald, bare, bluff, blunt,
     bona fide, born yesterday, broad, brusque, card-carrying, chatty,
     childlike, common, commonplace, communicative, confiding,
     conversable, conversational, demonstrative, detached, dinkum,
     direct, disinterested, dispassionate, downright, dry, dull,
     effusive, equal, equitable, expansive, explicit, extroverted, fair,
     flip, fluent, following the letter, forthright, frank,
     frankhearted, free, free hand, free-acting, free-going,
     free-moving, free-speaking, free-spoken, free-tongued, freehanded,
     gabby, garrulous, gassy, genuine, glib, good, gossipy, gregarious,
     guileless, gushy, heart-to-heart, homely, homespun, honest,
     honest-to-God, impartial, impersonal, impromptu, inartificial,
     informal, ingenu, ingenuous, innocent, just, lawful, lean,
     legitimate, lifelike, literal, lofty, long-winded, loquacious,
     matter-of-fact, multiloquent, multiloquious, naive, native,
     natural, naturalistic, neat, neutral, newsy, objective, open,
     openhearted, original, outgoing, outspoken, overtalkative, plain,
     plain-speaking, plain-spoken, prolix, prosaic, prosing, prosy,
     pure, real, realistic, rightful, round, rustic, scrupulous,
     self-revealing, self-revelatory, selfless, severe, simon-pure,
     simple, simple-speaking, simplehearted, simpleminded, sincere,
     single-hearted, single-minded, smooth, sober, sociable, spare,
     stark, sterling, straight, straight-out, straightforward,
     sure-enough, talkative, talky, transparent, true to life,
     true to nature, true to reality, trustful, trusting, truthful,
     unadorned, unadulterated, unaffected, unartificial, unassumed,
     unassuming, unbiased, unbigoted, uncalculated, uncalculating,
     unchecked, uncolored, unconcealed, unconcocted, unconstrained,
     uncontrived, uncopied, uncounterfeited, undeceitful, undeceiving,
     undisguised, undisguising, undissembled, undissembling,
     undistorted, unequivocal, unexaggerated, unfabricated, unfanciful,
     unfeigned, unfeigning, unfictitious, unflattering, unguarded,
     unhampered, unimaginative, unimagined, unimitated, uninfluenced,
     uninvented, unpoetical, unprejudiced, unpremeditated, unpretended,
     unpretending, unpretentious, unqualified, unrepressed, unreserved,
     unrestrained, unrestricted, unreticent, unromantic, unsecretive,
     unselfish, unshrinking, unsilent, unsimulated, unsophisticated,
     unspecious, unsuppressed, unsuspicious, unswayed, unsynthetic,
     unvarnished, unwary, upright, verbal, verbatim, verbose, veridical,
     verisimilar, voluble, windy, word-for-word

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