candor

Candor usually means the quality of being open, honest, and sincere. If someone tells you they think you are dumb, 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. Do these pants make me look fat?" Candor is from French candeur, from Latin candor, from cand─ôre "to shine, be white." The color white is associated with purity, which is a now obsolete meaning of candor.

Definitions of candor
1

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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