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candour definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech [syn: candor, candour, candidness, frankness, directness, forthrightness]
2: ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty [syn: fairness, fair-mindedness, candor, candour] [ant: unfairness]

Merriam Webster's

chiefly British variant of candor

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (US candor) candid behaviour or action; frankness. Etymology: F candeur or L candor whiteness

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Candor Can"dor, n. [Written also candour.] [L. candor, fr. cand["e]re; cf. F. candeur. See candid.] 1. Whiteness; brightness; (as applied to moral conditions) usullied purity; innocence. [Obs.] Nor yor unquestioned integrity Shall e'er be sullied with one taint or spot That may take from your innocence and candor. --Massinger. 2. A disposition to treat subjects with fairness; freedom from prejudice or disguise; frankness; sincerity. Attribute superior sagacity and candor to those who held that side of the question. --Whewell.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Note: in AM, use 'candor' Candour is the quality of speaking honestly and openly about things. ...a brash, forceful man, noted both for his candour and his quick temper. = frankness



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