What is the opposite of candid?

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Adjective
Opposite of honest and straightforward in speech or behavior
“The audience took very little away from Mike's dissembling interview.”
Adjective
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.”
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Opposite of happening on a personal or intimate level
“We were introduced to each other in an impersonal manner.”
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Opposite of natural, uncontrived or genuine in nature
“The loosely contrived apology wasn't even the tip of the iceberg.”
Adjective
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.”
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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.”
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(attributive) Opposite of bearing a complete and unaltered version of
“Jonas has wasted our time by providing ambiguous responses to all of our questions.”
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(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.”
Adjective
Opposite of without artificiality or insincerity
“Mark's insincere apology was met with a disparaging response from Sally.”
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Opposite of open, honest, and direct in speech or writing, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters
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Opposite of rather rude, curt or abrupt in speech or manner
Adjective
Opposite of making or characterized by a noisy outcry
Adjective
Opposite of honest, frank and forthright in nature
Adjective
Opposite of not flattering
Adjective
(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.”
Adjective
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.”
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Opposite of frank and blunt in nature
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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.”
Adjective
Opposite of plain, unembellished and straight to the point, often uncomfortably so
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