[ kan-der ]
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  1. the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression; candidness: The candor of the speech impressed the audience.

  2. freedom from bias; fairness; impartiality: to consider an issue with candor.

  1. Obsolete. kindliness.

  2. Obsolete. purity.

Origin of candor

First recorded in 1350–1400 (for sense “extreme whiteness”); Middle English, from Latin: “radiance, whiteness”; see candid, -or1
  • Also especially British, can·dour .

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