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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Definitions for candor

  1. honesty in giving one's view or opinion; frankness and sincerity
  2. fairness; impartiality

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Citations for candor
What remains to be seen is whether the candor he offered in his early memoir will be greeted with a new-style acceptance by voters. Lois Romano, The Washington Post
But we know that real leadership is about candor and judgment and the ability to rally Americans from all walks of life around a common purpose, a higher purpose. , The Guardian
Origin of candor
1350-1400
c.1637 from earlier senses c. 1398, from Latin candor "purity, openness," originally "whiteness," from Latin candere "to shine."