candor


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  • noun

Synonyms for candor

ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

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She was flushed and felt intoxicated with the sound of her own voice and the unaccustomed taste of candor.
Let us no less admire the candor with which they relinquished it, upon discovering its irremediable inefficacy.
With equal readiness will it be perceived, that besides these inducements to candor, many allowances ought to be made for the difficulties inherent in the very nature of the undertaking referred to the convention.
He expressed to him the fears he entertained with respect to her Majesty; he related to him what he had heard of the projects of the cardinal with regard to Buckingham, and all with a tranquillity and candor of which M.
asked the count, assuming all air and tone of the utmost simplicity and candor.
I was deeply interested in the little family history which he detailed to me with all that candor which a Frenchman indulges whenever mere self is his theme.
Miss Tita's candor showed itself a match for my own.
Well, to tell you the truth," answers the landlady with a sudden burst of candor, "I've always had" (mentioning a sum a good deal in excess of the first-named amount), "and before that I used to have" (a still higher figure).
I have said so much, however, that in common candor I must say one thing more.
Captain Billings," he drawled finally, "if you will pardon my candor, I might remark that you are something of an ass.
And now, in token of candor, I ask you to reveal to me your chief passion," said the latter.
No, I'm afraid I don't," said Katharine, with such ready candor that Mrs.
Loud men called his subdued tone an undertone, and sometimes implied that it was inconsistent with openness; though there seems to be no reason why a loud man should not be given to concealment of anything except his own voice, unless it can be shown that Holy Writ has placed the seat of candor in the lungs.
In fact I found candor and directness to be quite a marked characteristic of the cave men of Pellucidar.
You will pardon my candor, but it is necessary that you understand my mental attitude toward this particular story--that you may credit that which fol-lows.