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Definition of "candor" [can•dor]

  • Frankness or sincerity of expression; openness. (noun)
  • Freedom from prejudice; impartiality. (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.

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."