candidate, n. 1. office seeker, nominee, runner, front runner, seeker, aspirant, suitor; job seeker, applicant; contestant, competitor, entrant.
2. probationer, apprentice, journeyman, learner; postulant, novice, novitiate; Eccles. confirmand.
candied, adj. glacú, sugar-coated, sugared, honeyed; saccharine, sugary, sickeningly sweet; flattering, cajoling, ingratiating, blandishing.
candle, n. taper, tallow light, rush light, bougie, dip; paschal, vigil light; torch, flambeau, flare, flame.
candlestick, n. candleholder, standard, paschal, chandelier, luster; candelabrum; candlestand, torchere, girandole, sconce.
candor, n. 1. frankness, forthrightness, straightforwardness, candidness, calling a spade a spade, SI. telling it like it is; plain-speaking, plain-spokenness, downrightness, outrightness, explicitness, unequivocalness; outspokenness, freeness, free-spokenness, free-speaking, nonreticence, boldness, unreserve, unrestraint, unconstraint; bluntness, bluffness, brusqueness, tactlessness.
2. openness, open-heartedness, transparency; guilelessness, ingenuousness, sincerity, sincereness, artlessness, naivete', nai'veness, simpleness, undeceptiveness, undeceitfulness.
3. honesty, honorableness, justness, fairness, square-dealing, plain-dealing, square-shooting; impartiality, impartialness, equitableness, objectivity, objectiveness; open-mindedness, freedom from bias or prejudice.
candy, n. confectionery, confection, sweets, sweet, sweetmeat; bonbon, fondant, comfit, sugarplum, sugar-candy; taffy, butterscotch, praline, peanut brittle; fudge, cream, nougat, toffee, caramel, chocolate; mint, peppermint, kiss, lollipop, sucker; dainty, tidbit.
cane, n. 1. stick, staff, walking stick, crutch; rod, alpenstock.
2. stem, reed, stalk, shoot.
-v. 3. beat, strike, hit, smite, cudgel; slap, rap, thwack, smack, Australian, ding; flog, whip, switch, thrash, lash, scourge, knout, flagellate; horsewhip, curry, strap, thresh, flail; Inf. tan [s.o.'s] hide, Inf. lace, Inf. whale, Brit. Dial, yerk, Inf. trim.
canker, n. 1. lesion, chancre, chancroid, soft chancre, simple chancre; abscess, ulcer, ulceration, noma, fester, festering, gathering, gumboil, parulis, tubercle, Obs. apostem or aposteme or apostume or aposthume, Obs. apostemation, Archaic, impostume; boil, blain, furuncle, furunclus, carbuncle, pustule, pimple, papule, papilla, pock, wen, whelk, Rare, bleb, Archaic. botch; sore, open or running sore, gal.
2. bane, curse, blight, scourge; plague, pestilence, infestation; cancer, disease; poison, venom; corruption, corrosion, moth and rust, worm in the apple or rose; torment, plight, woe, affliction, infliction, worry, grievance.
-v. 3. ulcerate, sphacelate, suppurate, Inf. rankle; infect, blight, contaminate, pollute, poison, taint; corrupt, degenerate, debase, defile.
4. corrode, erode, deteriorate, wear away, destroy slowly; eat, eat away, eat into, gnaw, gnaw away, gnaw into, nibble away.
5. spoil, go or turn bad, go off; rot, rot away; fester; putrefy, putresce, decompose, mortify.
cannibal, n. man-eater, anthropophagite; ogre, ogress, monster, fiend, barbarian, wild man.
cannibalistic, adj. man-eating, hungry for flesh, flesh-eating, anthropophagical, Class. Myth. Thyes-tian; bestial, fiendish, ogreish, bloodthirsty,
cannonade, n. 1. barrage, bombardment, shelling, battery, broadside, assault, salvo, volley, artillery fire; pounding, firing upon, attack.