the quality of being open, honest, or straightforward:We appreciate the promptness and candidness with which the professor has addressed and apologized for his oversight.The book, despite its candidness about the grim realities of the situation, offers a message of hope and promise.
- sub·can·did·ness, noun
- su·per·can·did·ness, noun
- un·can·did·ness, noun
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How to use candidness in a sentence
Rooted in truth and candidness, this song is easily the most healthiest love song outside anyone not named Jhené Aiko.Charlie Wilson Embraces 2021 With A ‘Thankful New Year’ Playlist | cmurray | January 1, 2021 | Essence.com
Women didn’t hold back, a school district leader certainly had a take on the state of the district, the mayor reversed himself, newspapers apologized and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez displayed her characteristic candidness.
But even he was surprised by the candidness of the final version.
The setting, of course, is designed to allow an air of candidness, away from the Capitol Hill cameras and partisan zingers.
It feels more like a peace offering than a warning, a casual gesture signifying her candidness.
The value of their joint production lies in this candidness.The Political Future of India | Lajpat Rai
He struck the final note in the candidness of the establishment, a priest whose ritual contained no mysteries.Jill the Reckless | P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
To-day there are certain recognized courtesies of speech, and kindliness has taken the place of candidness.Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 | Lillian Eichler Watson
"I am not of your opinion, my dear Charlotte," objected John, whose candidness would have suffered under the reticence.The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2 | Eugne Sue
"You're not," she remonstrated with the candidness that John found later was so engaging.Spring Street | James H. Richardson