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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fairness, fair-mindedness, candor, candournoun

    ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

  2. candor, candour, candidness, frankness, directness, forthrightnessnoun

    the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech


  1. candornoun

    whiteness; brilliance

  2. candornoun

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

  3. candornoun


  4. Etymology: From candor, from candeo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Candornoun

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

  2. Candornoun

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

  3. Etymology: [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.

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  1. Conrad

  2. dacron

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  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

Examples of candor in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Bryan Cranston:

    I actually like his candor.

  3. Ted Cruz:

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

  4. Vice President Pence:

    Theres simply no question that Chinas lack of candor to the world impacted the way the world was able to respond.

  5. Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy:

    I appreciated Comey's candor, he was forthcoming. He wasn't apologetic.

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  • Great service. I look forward to your site each day. CANDOR is a word whose definition should apply to more people and it does to me. The attitude of CANDOR, candidness, frankness, directness, forthrightness may be the opposite of political correctness which, I/M/O, is massively responsible for many of the time wasting, dangerous and dishonest acts of people. I believe we should call it as we see it. Too many good words have been highjacked from their true original meaning and used to dress up and mislead. GAY for example ('not that there is anything wrong with that. Oh, of course not.') at one time indicated happy and joyous for a wide census of the population, people were naming their girl children, Gay. That expression has come to mean something totally different and I venture not many people are named Gay Sarah xxxxxxxx.
    I prefer to be CANDID rather than misleading. Thanks for all that you do to save and preserve the proper use of the English language. 
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