Candor meaning

kăn'dər
The definition of candor is the quality of being open and honest.

An example of candor is the ability to tell a staff both the positives and negatives of their work.

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Frankness or sincerity of expression; openness.
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The quality of being fair and unprejudiced; impartiality.
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Sharp honesty or frankness in expressing oneself.
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Freedom from prejudice; impartiality.
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The state of being sincere and open in speech; honesty in expression.
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Origin of candor

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin from candēre to shine kand- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin candor (“brightness, whiteness”), from candeō (“I shine”).
    From Wiktionary