candidly means in a straightforward and honest way. When you say something is candid, you are telling the truth, and you are not trying to hide anything.

  • He candidly told me that he wasn't going to be able to make it.

  • She candidly admitted that she was wrong.

Definition of candidly


(used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that


frankly, honestly

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Example Sentences for candidly

  • 1

    It is neccessary to candidly weigh the evidence.

  • 2

    It will deal graphically and candidly with the treatment they receive.

  • 3

    Answered questions thoroughly, candidly, and downright impressively.

  • 4

    In it, she talks candidly about her life.

  • 5

    It candidly follows the experiences of a young Japanese bachelor.

  • 6

    He talks candidly of killing them afterwards.

  • 7

    He answered questions thoroughly, candidly, and downright impressively.

  • 8

    I may not candidly share all aspects of that opinion with the community.

  • 9

    I candidly confess a queer, queer race, of novel fashion.

  • 10

    Candidly, I'm not sure how the core policies shake out here.