American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Whiteness; clearness; brilliancy.
- n. Openness of heart; a. disposition to treat subjects with fairness; freedom from reserve or disguise; frankness; ingenuousness; sincerity.
- n. obsolete whiteness; brilliance
- n. the state of being sincere and open in speech; honesty in expression
- n. Impartiality
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Whiteness; brightness; (as applied to moral conditions) usullied purity; innocence.
- n. A disposition to treat subjects with fairness; freedom from prejudice or disguise; frankness; sincerity.
- n. ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty
- n. the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
- From Latin candor ("brightness, whiteness"), from candeō ("I shine") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin, from candēre, to shine; see kand- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“You correctly point out that his candor is a big asset — complimented by his smooth call.”
“Paine is often considered the patron saint of the left (though in candor, Reagan used to cite him, too).”
“My wife, in all candor, is busier than I and really isn't drawn to the same outdoor activities, though we camped regularly before the kids came along and a time or two after.”
“I remember Honore's work post-Katrina - and his candor is refreshing.”
“Begala's candor is a little brutal but right on target.”
“Begala's candor is a little brutal; yet, right on target.”
“I just posted a similar sentiment to Tara, but I truly respect how courageous and honest your posts are for this – your candor is inspirational.”
“This moment of candor is consistent with what Paul Davies wrote in his book, The 5th Miracle: "Many investigators feel uneasy stating in public that the origin of life is a mystery, even though behind closed doors they admit they are baffled.”
“My translation here takes some admitted liberties (so that this translation may in candor be a mixture of the great orator and an obscure New York lawyer), though none beyond what is necessary to fully unfold the meaning, but I am confident of the accuracy of its sentiments.”
“And candor from the Justice Department would have weakened the case in at least two fairly significant ways.”
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