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Meaning of CANDOR

Pronunciation:  'kandur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
  2. [n]  ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

CANDOR is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: candidness, candour, candour, fair-mindedness, fairness, forthrightness, frankness
 Antonyms: inequity, unfairness
 See Also: honestness, honesty, impartiality, ingenuousness, nonpartisanship



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Can"dor\, n. [Written also {candour}.] [L. candor, fr.
cand["e]re; cf. F. candeur. See {candid}.]
1. Whiteness; brightness; (as applied to moral conditions)
   usullied purity; innocence. [Obs.]

         Nor yor unquestioned integrity Shall e'er be sullied
         with one taint or spot That may take from your
         innocence and candor.                 --Massinger.

2. A disposition to treat subjects with fairness; freedom
   from prejudice or disguise; frankness; sincerity.

         Attribute superior sagacity and candor to those who
         held that side of the question.       --Whewell.

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