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What is the opposite of candid?

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Opposite of honest and straightforward in speech or behavior
“The audience took very little away from Mike's dissembling interview.”
Opposite of just, honest, and free from bias or prejudice
“When a case triggers political pressure by interested officials, such effects on partial decisions can result in a biased ruling.”
Opposite of happening on a personal or intimate level
“We were introduced to each other in an impersonal manner.”
Opposite of natural, uncontrived or genuine in nature
“The loosely contrived apology wasn't even the tip of the iceberg.”
Opposite of done without being planned, posed or rehearsed
“Pundits thought it was pure luck, but Schuman explained to the media that it was a planned play.”
Opposite of given to open displays of emotion
“She fell in love with a man who had suffered a lonely upbringing by distant and undemonstrative parents.”
Opposite of open, honest, and direct in speech or expression, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters
Opposite of rather direct or abrupt in speech or manner
(of an organization or its activities) Opposite of having practices that are open and visible to the public
“The usually secretive agency is best known for its expertise in cybersecurity.”
Opposite of without artificiality or insincerity
“Mark's insincere apology was met with a disparaging response from Sally.”
Opposite of expressing opinions or feelings freely or loudly
Opposite of blunt or forthright in speech or expression
Opposite of critical or uncomplimentary in nature
(of a person) Opposite of stating something in a direct and unambiguous manner
“The film makes an implicit statement about our schizophrenic, debt-driven economy.”
Opposite of frank and realistic in the depiction of unpleasant situations
“The paintings of the Middle Ages were flat, misproportioned, lacking in depth and scale, lifeless, and unrealistic.”
Opposite of clear and obvious in meaning or nature
Opposite of frank and blunt in nature
Opposite of based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair
“Batman is the first to break the law if he deems it unjust and the first to work against the police if they overstep the boundaries of either law or justice.”
Opposite of without human warmth or sympathy
Opposite of plain, unembellished and straight to the point, often uncomfortably so
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