/ (ˈkændə) /
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the quality of being open and honest; frankness
obsolete purity or brightness
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Word Origin for candour
C17: from Latin candor, from candēre to be white, shine
Words nearby candour
C & M, can-do, Candolle, Candomblé, candor, candour, can do with, C and W, candy, candy apple, candy ass
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How to use candour in a sentence
In fact, he says, with great candour and courage, that the early Bible conception of God is one which we cannot now accept.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Mr. Pope greatly admired candour, and indeed I found myself that candour always told with the Committees.
Truth, candour, courage and enthusiasm marked his character in a high degree.
During the ingenuous apologia pro vita sua Miss Anne regarded him with her honest candour.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Fortunately, childhood is protected by a resisting candour, by an enamel over which all impurities glide.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet