candor

[kan-der]
noun
1.
the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression; candidness: The candor of the speech impressed the audience.
2.
freedom from bias; fairness; impartiality: to consider an issue with candor.
3.
Obsolete, kindliness.
4.
Obsolete, purity.
Also, especially British, candour.


Origin:
1350–1400 (for sense “extreme whiteness”); Middle English < Latin: radiance, whiteness; see candid, -or1


2. openness, frankness, honesty, truthfulness.
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candour or (US) candor (ˈkændə)
 
n
1.  the quality of being open and honest; frankness
2.  fairness; impartiality
3.  obsolete purity or brightness
 
[C17: from Latin candor, from candēre to be white, shine]
 
candor or (US) candor
 
n
 
[C17: from Latin candor, from candēre to be white, shine]

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Word Origin & History

candor
"openness of mind, impartiality, frankness," c.1600, from L. candor "purity, openness," originally "whiteness," from candere "to shine, to be white" (see candle). Borrowed earlier in English (c.1500) with the L. literal sense "extreme whiteness."
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Example sentences
Pepys' candor and eye for detail make his diary irresistible.
Indeed, you probably shouldn't expect more candor from a peer-observation
  report than from a restaurant review.
For all its frank sexuality and candor, the novel feels canned and unconvincing.
Your lack of candor is typical of the farce you present here.
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