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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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."

candour
British spelling of candor (q.v.); for suffix, see -or.
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Example sentences
They have all been treated by me with candour, which they have not been careful
  of observing to one another.
Let us have the courage to give advice with candour.
In this age of political correctness and fluffy management mantras, his candour
  is refreshing.
Candour about the succession would be unwise: those who are not picked might
  quit.
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