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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


  1. candor

    Candor refers to the quality of being open, honest, and straightforward in speech or expression; it means being free from bias, prejudice or malice. It is often associated with fairness and integrity in one's actions and dealings.

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

  3. cardon

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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. Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy:

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

  2. Walt Whitman:

    All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect 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. Henry Harteveldt:

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

  5. Ted Cruz:

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

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  • Frank Lively
    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
    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
    LikeReply5 years ago

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