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candor

noun can·dor \ˈkan-dər, -ˌdr\

: the quality of being open, sincere, and honest

Full Definition of CANDOR

1
a :  whiteness, brilliance
b obsolete :  unstained purity
2
:  freedom from prejudice or malice :  fairness
3
archaic :  kindliness
4
:  unreserved, honest, or sincere expression :  forthrightness <the candor with which he acknowledged a weakness in his own case — Aldous Huxley>

Examples of CANDOR

  1. She spoke with candor about racism.
  2. I was impressed by the candor of his statement.
  3. But a more subtle, and perhaps the most powerful, quality in the Senator's arsenal of attractions is an unrelenting candor that verges on self-reproach … —Joe Klein, New Yorker, 17 Jan. 2002

Origin of CANDOR

French & Latin; French candeur, from Latin candor, from candēre — more at candid
First Known Use: 14th century

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