candor

[ kan-der ]
/ ˈkæn dər /

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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for candour

candour

US candor

/ (ˈkændə) /

noun

the quality of being open and honest; frankness
fairness; impartiality
obsolete purity or brightness

Word Origin for candour

C17: from Latin candor, from candēre to be white, shine
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