One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not candid or frank.
- ‘Distrust naturally creates distrust, and by nothing is good-will and kind conduct more speedily changed than by invidious jealousies and uncandid imputations, whether expressed or implied.’
- ‘When men resign their opinion to the control of self-will, they, of course, become uncandid, and thus blinded.’
- ‘The station of kings is, in a moral sense, so unfavourable, that those who are least prone to servile admiration should be on their guard against the opposite error of an uncandid severity.’
- ‘According to the Concordance to the Works of Jane Austen, the adjectives ‘unintricate,’ ‘unbelieving,’ and ‘uncandid’ each appear only once in the Austen oeuvre.’
- ‘Nobody wants to show people or see people as they really are… The whole point of a school yearbook is to be as uncandid as possible.’
- ‘Nay, by these things He signified, that the uncandid soul is not even thereby persuaded; and He made it plain that His disciples too were blamed by them without cause.’
- ‘These, in the opinion of the editor, are the most uncandid paragraphs in Gibbon's History.’
- ‘She was uncandid, therefore, about leaving the breadth of London a little longer between herself and that austerity.’
- ‘I shall not myself be so uncandid as not to confess, that I think the poor laws bad things; and that it would be well, if they could be got rid of, consistently with humanity and justice.’
- ‘It will follow that the conclusion which has been drawn from it, in its application to the authority of the federal government over the militia is as uncandid as it is illogical.’
- ‘Is it objected against us, by the most inveterate and the most uncandid of our enemies, that we have opposed any of the just prerogatives of the Crown, or any legal exertion of those prerogatives?’
- ‘But it would be unfair and uncandid on my part, if I attached undue importance to that particular cause.’
- ‘He did not address himself to an uncandid judge or a resentful heart.’
- ‘As to foreign affairs, I must take notice of the uncandid manner in which the gentlemen on the other side have managed the question by blending numerous treaties and complicated negotiations into one general mass.’
- ‘Unthinking or uncandid persons, counting those cases alone which are extreme, or which attain publicity, may say that the evils are exceptional; but no one can be blind to their existence, nor, in many cases, to their intensity.’
- ‘If a man is in an uncandid state of mind on any one subject, he will not know and thoroughly do his duty on any subject.’
- ‘Howsoever it may be with all other aberrations of the human intellect, there is one description of errors from which it would be uncandid to deny that they are wholly free, viz. all those which arise from immoderate benevolence or ill-regulated philanthropy.’
- ‘The goal of the preamble was to, in some measure prevent those rash misconstructions, and uncandid reflections, which usually proceed from an imperfect view of any subject.’
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