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candor (n.)

"openness of mind, impartiality, frankness, freedom from reserve or disguise," c. 1600, from Latin candor "purity, openness," originally "whiteness, brightness, radiance," from candere "to shine, to be white" (from PIE root *kand- "to shine"). Borrowed earlier in English (c. 1500) with the Latin literal sense "extreme whiteness."

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Definitions of candor

candor (n.)
ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty;
Synonyms: fairness / fair-mindedness / candour
candor (n.)
the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech;
Synonyms: candour / candidness / frankness / directness / forthrightness
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