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Middle English from Old French from Latin from candēre to shine kand- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin candor (“brightness, whiteness”), from candeō (“I shine”).
You must treat this matter with great candor.
She was never quite sure how to respond to Martha's candor though the two continued to be best of friends.
It is unusual to find a politician with candor in today's government.
Candor is an important virtue in life.
Danny can be quite blunt; he gives no consideration to others' feelings with his great candor.
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