ETYM French candide (cf. Italian candido), Latin candidus white, from candęre to be of a glowing white; akin to accendere, incendere, to set on fire, Skr. chand to shine. Related to Candle, Incense.
1. Informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared.
2. Openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; SYN. open.
3. Starkly realistic.