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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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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.
It is impossible for any man of candor to reflect on this circumstance without partaking of the astonishment.
She was flushed and felt intoxicated with the sound of her own voice and the unaccustomed taste of candor.
And this lack of candor in a matter of such gravity infuriated him.
This is not to the purpose," said Eugenie; "let us speak candidly, sir; I admire candor.
She stood there in so much of her candor and so little of her nightgown, with her pink bare feet and the golden glow of her curls.
Candor will oblige us to admit that even such men may be actuated by upright intentions; and it cannot be doubted that much of the opposition which has made its appearance, or may hereafter make its appearance, will spring from sources, blameless at least, if not respectable -- the honest errors of minds led astray by preconceived jealousies and fears.