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candor

[ kan-der ]
/ ˈkæn dər /
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noun

the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression; candidness: The candor of the speech impressed the audience.
freedom from bias; fairness; impartiality: to consider an issue with candor.
Obsolete. kindliness.
Obsolete. purity.

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Also especially British, can·dour .

Origin of candor

First recorded in 1350–1400 (for sense “extreme whiteness”); Middle English, from Latin: “radiance, whiteness”; see candid, -or1
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