candour


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candour

(ˈkændə) or

candor

n
1. the quality of being open and honest; frankness
2. fairness; impartiality
3. obsolete purity or brightness
[C17: from Latin candor, from candēre to be white, shine]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.candour - the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
honestness, honesty - the quality of being honest
ingenuousness - openly straightforward or frank
2.candour - ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty
impartiality, nonpartisanship - an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally

candour

Translations
صَراحَه
nezaujatostupřímost
ærlighedoprigtighed
candour
elfogulatlanság
hreinskilni, heiîarleiki

candour

candor (US) [ˈkændəʳ] Nfranqueza f, sinceridad f

candour

[ˈkændər] (British) candor (US) nfranchise f, sincérité f

candour

, (US) candor
nOffenheit f, → Ehrlichkeit f

candour

candor (Am) [ˈkændəʳ] ncandore m, franchezza, sincerità

candid

(ˈkӕndid) adjective
saying just what one thinks, without hiding anything. Do you like my hairstyle? Be candid.
ˈcandidly adverb
ˈcandour (-də) noun
ˈcandidness noun
candid camera noun
the use of a hidden video camera to show people while they are being tricked as a joke.
References in classic literature ?
And the distinction is not quite so much against the candour and common sense of the world as appears at first; for a very narrow income has a tendency to contract the mind, and sour the temper.
I may venture to say that HIS observations have stretched much further than your candour.
However, I mentally shake hands with you for your answer, despite its inaccuracy; and as much for the manner in which it was said, as for the substance of the speech; the manner was frank and sincere; one does not often see such a manner: no, on the contrary, affectation, or coldness, or stupid, coarse-minded misapprehension of one's meaning are the usual rewards of candour.
I am surprised, Steerforth - although your candour does you honour,' said Mr.
Aye, but there's this in it, Dowlas," said the landlord, speaking in a tone of much candour and tolerance.
As I walked by her side that May morning, I was only conscious of her voice and her exquisite girlhood; for though she talked with the APLOMB of a woman of the world, a passionate candour and simple ardour in her manner would have betrayed her, had her face not plainly declared her the incarnation of twenty.
But the gentleness and candour of Rebecca's nature imputed no fault to Ivanhoe for sharing in the universal prejudices of his age and religion.
And, as truth always forces its way into rational minds, so this honest worthy gentleman, who had some tincture of learning, and very good sense, was immediately convinced of my candour and veracity.
All the candour of youth was there, as well as all youth's passionate purity.
Let this general declaration serve for each of my suitors on his own account, and let it be understood from this time forth that if anyone dies for me it is not of jealousy or misery he dies, for she who loves no one can give no cause for jealousy to any, and candour is not to be confounded with scorn.
The moment was a peculiar one, for it came upon me just when I was in the right mood for self- revelation and candour.
Affectation of candour is common enough-- one meets with it everywhere.