Definition of "candor" []

  • Frankness or sincerity of expression; openness. (noun)
  • Freedom from prejudice; impartiality. (noun)
  • The quality of being open and honest; frankness (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Fairness; impartiality (noun)
  • Purity or brightness (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "candor" in a sentence
  • "You correctly point out that his candor is a big asset — complimented by his smooth call."
  • "Paine is often considered the patron saint of the left (though in candor, Reagan used to cite him, too)."
  • "My wife, in all candor, is busier than I and really isn't drawn to the same outdoor activities, though we camped regularly before the kids came along and a time or two after."