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Definitions of candor

  1. the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A disposition to treat subjects with fairness; freedom from prejudice or disguise; frankness; sincerity. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Fairness; sincerity; frankness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. Sincerity; frankness; impartiality; fairness. candour. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for candor

  1. Fervent zeal is all which I can be sure of carrying into their service; and where I fail through a want of those powers which nature and circumstances deny me, I shall rely on their indulgence, and much also on that candor with which your Goodness will present my proceedings to their eye. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  2. You can't find spiritual candor anywhere with a telescope, except in the criminal classes. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
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