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SAT vocabulary: candid

What does candid mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word candid

First, before you read about the word candid, try this quick vocab quiz:

candid most nearly means

(A) frank
(B) fearful
(C) ironic
(D) scary
(E) shy

Write your answer down, or just store it in that razor-sharp mind of yours. (If you can’t wait, the answer is below.)

Now let’s learn about the word candid.

Part of Speech of candid

candid is an ADJECTIVE.

Pronunciation of candid

Here’s how to pronounce candid:

IPA: /ˈkæn.dɪd/

Glossary-style: [KAHN-dihd]

Definition of candid

candid means: frank, honest, or outspoken. not hiding one’s feelings (Ex: to speak candidly).

Explain more about candid, please

candid simply means not hiding anything or being completely honest about what one thinks, feels, etc. We generally tend to be very candid with our friends, but perhaps less so with people we don’t know well, or *gasp*, when we have something to hide, as from a teacher, a police officer, our parents, and others in authority.

Example of candid

Here’s the word candid used in a sentence:

Politicians are some of the least candid people on the planet, although they tend to try very hard not to appear this way.

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Answer to the quick vocab quiz

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