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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

    Etymology: From candor, from candeo

  2. candor(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From candor, from candeo

  3. candor(Noun)


    Etymology: From candor, from candeo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Candor(noun)

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

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

  2. Candor(noun)

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

    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.

Anagrams for candor »

  1. Conrad

  2. dacron

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  1. Alex
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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. Lena Dunham:

    For highly personal reasons, I’ve been unable to join previous efforts but being asked to be a part of this celebratory moment was truly beautiful. I’ve worked with Tessa and respect her artistry and admire her consistent candor.

  2. Bryan Cranston:

    I actually like his candor.

  3. Kenneth J Dover:

    it was clear to me by now that Trevor and the college must somehow be separated. My problem was one which I feel compelled to define with brutal candor: how to kill him without getting into trouble... I had no qualms about causing the death of a fellow from whose nonexistence the college would benefit

  4. Walt Whitman:

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

  5. Mark Meadows:

    You can't help but see the testimony we've received over the last week or so and call into question Rod Rosenstein's candor, based on multiple conversations that we've had, it's apparent Rod Rosenstein did intend to at one point tape the President of the United States. And that's troubling.

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  • Frank Lively
    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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  • Sam Summer
    Your word s day is excellent, but I think it would benefit by also giving an example sentence . You’re doing great work Happy New Year
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a state of irritation or annoyance
  • A. suffuse
  • B. abrade
  • C. huff
  • D. gloat

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