One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Candid, frank, forthright; outspoken or bold in speech or writing.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Whately (1787–1863), Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin and philosopher. From ancient Greek παρρησιαστικός outspoken from παρρησιαστής outspoken person (from παρρησιάζεσθαι to speak freely (from παρρησία) + -της, suffix forming agent nouns) + -ικός.
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