candor

[ kan-der ]SEE DEFINITION OF candor

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CANDOR

How much we should gain, were candor as universal as concealment!

She did not resent my candor; she paid absolutely no attention to it.

Candor forced him to admit that he should not like it at all.

Here we are, sitting by the fire in all frankness and candor.

Where there is candor there are at least no disappointments.

She knew her subject, too, and treated it with candor, while with delicacy.

"This is the very temple of candor, Mr. Dempsey," said the Knight, smiling.

I can afford to rival your own candor, and confess I know a great deal about you.

They all were manifestly astonished at the candor of her replies.

"I do not know," answered the young Virginian girl, with strange coolness and candor.

WORD ORIGIN

"openness of mind, impartiality, frankness," c.1600, from Latin candor "purity, openness," originally "whiteness," from candere "to shine, to be white" (see candle). Borrowed earlier in English (c.1500) with the Latin literal sense "extreme whiteness."

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