- adj. 公正的；坦白的；率直的；偷拍的
- n. (Candid)人名；(罗)坎迪德
TEM8 GRE TOEFL
- candid:  Originally, candid meant simply ‘white’; its current sense ‘frank’ developed metaphorically via ‘pure’ and ‘unbiased’. English acquired the word, probably through French candide, from Latin candidum, a derivative of the verb candēre ‘be white, glow’ (which is related to English candle, incandescent, and incense).
The derived noun candour is 18th-century in English. Candida, the fungus which causes the disease thrush, got its name from being ‘white’. And in ancient Rome, people who were standing for election wore white togas; they were thus called candidāti, whence English candidate .
=> candidate, candle, incandescent, incense
- candid (adj.)
- 1620s, "white," from Latin candidum "white; pure; sincere, honest, upright," from candere "to shine," from PIE root *kand- "to glow, to shine" (see candle). In English, metaphoric extension to "frank" first recorded 1670s (compare French candide "open, frank, ingenuous, sincere"). Of photography, 1929. Related: Candidly; candidness.
- 1. Nat is candid about the problems she is having with Steve.
- 2. This collection of letters is affectionate, candid and wickedly funny.
- 3. He was quite candid about the way the case had been handled.
- 4. I felt she was being less than candid with me.
- 5. To be candid with you, your son is far from trust worthy.
- 对你老实讲, 你的儿子是靠不住的.
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