Definition of Candour

1. Noun. The quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech.

Exact synonyms: Candidness, Candor, Directness, Forthrightness, Frankness
Generic synonyms: Honestness, Honesty
Specialized synonyms: Ingenuousness
Derivative terms: Candid, Candid, Direct, Forthright, Frank



2. Noun. Ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty.
Exact synonyms: Candor, Fair-mindedness, Fairness
Generic synonyms: Impartiality, Nonpartisanship
Derivative terms: Fair-minded
Antonyms: Unfairness

Definition of Candour

1. Noun. (chiefly British and Canada) (alternative spelling of candor) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Candour

1. candor [n -S] - See also: candor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Candour

candlestick
candlestick tulip
candlesticklike
candlesticks
candlewaster
candlewasters
candlewick
candlewicks
candlewood
candlewoods
candling
candock
candocks
candor
candors
candour (current term)
candours
candrabindu
candrabindus
candroy
candroys
candy
candy-gram
candy-man
candy-men
candy apple
candy apples
candy bar

Literary usage of Candour

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1. The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, from the Best Writers by Lindley Murray (1828)
"That candour which is a Christian virtue, consists, not in fairness of speech ... of candour. 3. In that various 'intercourse, which we are obliged to carry ..."

2. The English Reader: Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry, from the Best Writers by Lindley Murray (1827)
"Description of candour. TRUE candour is altogether different from that guarded, ... That candour which is a Christian virtue, consists, not in fairness of ..."

3. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (1855)
"The candour of such leisurely debate, for mutual information, is not to be disapproved ; and yet there seems to be great inconsistency between such candour ..."

4. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1846)
"We presented the black priest with a few shillings, and the Spaniard, patting him on the head, said, with much candour, he thought his colour made no great ..."

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