Definition of Candor

1. Noun. Ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty.

Exact synonyms: Candour, Fair-mindedness, Fairness
Generic synonyms: Impartiality, Nonpartisanship
Derivative terms: Fair-minded
Antonyms: Unfairness



2. Noun. The quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech.
Exact synonyms: Candidness, Candour, Directness, Forthrightness, Frankness
Generic synonyms: Honestness, Honesty
Specialized synonyms: Ingenuousness
Derivative terms: Candid, Candid, Direct, Forthright, Frank

Definition of Candor

1. n. Whiteness; brightness; (as applied to moral conditions) usullied purity; innocence.

Definition of Candor

1. Noun. (obsolete) whiteness; brilliance ¹

2. Noun. the state of being sincere and open in speech; honesty in expression ¹

3. Noun. Impartiality ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Candor

1. frankness; sincerity [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Candor

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candor (current term)
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Literary usage of Candor

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1858)
"It is an excellent history, says candor, to any one “who reads it free from the prejudice ... This pamphlet is signed “the Father of candor,” and is dated ..."

2. The American Democrat, Or, Hints on the Social and Civic Relations of the by James Fenimore Cooper (1838)
"ON candor. candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, ... By candor we are not to understand trifling and uncalled for expositions of truth ; but a ..."

3. The American Democrat, Or, Hints on the Social and Civic Relations of the by James Fenimore Cooper (1838)
"By candor we are not to understand trifling and uncalled for expositions of truth ; but a sentiment that proves a conviction of the necessity of speaking ..."

4. Cyclopedia of Law by Charles Erehart Chadman (1912)
"A LAWYER IN HIS ZEAL FOR HIS CLIENTS SHOULD NOT FORGET THAT HE MUST ALSO CULTIVATE FAIRNESS AND candor.—A sense of fairness is a trait which no lawyer can ..."

5. Letters and Other Writings of James Madison by James Madison (1865)
"Your expostulations with Duane could not be improved; but he gives proofs of a want of candor, as well as of temperance, that will probably repel advice, ..."

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