candor

Candor usually means the quality of being open, honest, and sincere. If someone tells you they think you're boring, you might reply with, "While I appreciate your candor, I don't think we need to be friends anymore."

The corresponding adjective is candid, as in "I want you to be candid. Did everyone notice the spinach between my teeth when I gave my speech?" Candor is from French candeur, from Latin cand─ôre, "to shine or be white." The color white is associated with purity, which is a now obsolete meaning of candor.

Definitions of candor
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n the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

Synonyms:
candidness, candour, directness, forthrightness, frankness
Types:
ingenuousness
openly straightforward or frank
artlessness
ingenuousness by virtue of being free from artful deceit
Type of:
honestness, honesty
the quality of being honest

n ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

Synonyms:
candour, fair-mindedness, fairness
Antonyms:
unfairness
partiality that is not fair or equitable
Type of:
impartiality, nonpartisanship
an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally

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