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 ?
Personal faintness, and an overpowering personal candour, were the distinguishing features of Mrs.
Things cannot too soon be put upon the footing,' said she, with a candour so demonstrative as to be almost obtrusive, 'that the person of the 'ouse is not a box nor yet a bundle, nor a carpet- bag.
I did think it well to mention to my cook,' observed the Billickin with a gush of candour, 'which I 'ope you will agree with, Miss Twinkleton, was a right precaution, that the young lady being used to what we should consider here but poor diet, had better be brought forward by degrees.
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.
I have reason to imagine she did receive serious proposals from Sir James, but her removing to Langford immediately on the discovery of his attachment, must acquit her on that article with any mind of common candour.
It was scarcely prudent to make such an admission, or to add - as she presently did - 'I have power to bid you go, now: another time it might be different,' - but I was not base enough to attempt to take advantage of her candour.
Graham's brother, and I saw and heard some things respecting your conduct towards her which were calculated to awaken unpleasant suspicions, that, allow me to say, a little candour and confidence on your part might have removed; and, at last, I chanced to overhear a part of a conversation between you and her that made me think I had a right to hate you.
Perhaps you can forgive my want of candour, and remember, as some partial mitigation of the offence, how little encouragement to friendly confidence you have given me of late.
Affectation of candour is common enough-- one meets with it everywhere.
Here is a convincing proof--if you would but have the sense to see it, or the candour to acknowledge it--that he does not care for you.
Those," he said, "came nearer to the Scripture meaning, who understood by it candour, or the forming of a benevolent opinion of our brethren, and passing a favourable judgment on their actions; a virtue much higher, and more extensive in its nature, than a pitiful distribution of alms, which, though we would never so much prejudice, or even ruin our families, could never reach many; whereas charity, in the other and truer sense, might be extended to all mankind.
It is perhaps not surprising that registrants asked for clarification on this particular standard, as the duty of candour is a relatively new concept in healthcare.