What does candor mean?

Definitions for candor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fairness, fair-mindedness, candor, candour(noun)

    ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

  2. candor, candour, candidness, frankness, directness, forthrightness(noun)

    the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech


  1. candor(Noun)

    whiteness; brilliance

  2. candor(Noun)

    the state of being sincere and open in speech; honesty in expression

  3. candor(Noun)


  4. Origin: From candor, from candeo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Candor(noun)

    whiteness; brightness; (as applied to moral conditions) usullied purity; innocence

  2. Candor(noun)

    a disposition to treat subjects with fairness; freedom from prejudice or disguise; frankness; sincerity

  3. Origin: [L. candor, fr. candre; cf. F. candeur. See candid.]


  1. Candor

    Candor is a town in Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 840 at the 2010 census. Candor is the home of the North Carolina Peach Festival, which is held every year on the third Saturday of July. The town's welcome sign reads: Welcome to Candor. Peach Capital.

Anagrams for candor »

  1. Conrad

  2. dacron


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of candor in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of candor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bryan Cranston:

    I actually like his candor.

  2. Walt Whitman:

    All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    Last night was the first time he admitted it, that's an important moment of candor.

  4. Henry Harteveldt:

    AirAsia will find that while it is tough to get the message across, people will appreciate their candor.

  5. Edward Verall Lucas:

    The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.

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Translations for candor

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • честност, откровеност, безпристрастност, искреностBulgarian
  • Aufrichtigkeit, Freimut, Redlichkeit, OffenheitGerman
  • candorSpanish
  • vilpittömyys, suoruusFinnish
  • candeur, franchiseFrench
  • nyíltság, őszinteség, elfogulatlanságHungarian
  • candoreItalian
  • otwartość, uczciwość, bezstronność, szczerośćPolish
  • franquezaPortuguese
  • прямота, честность, беспристрастностьRussian
  • içtenlikTurkish

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