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the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression; candidness:
The candor of the speech impressed the audience.
freedom from bias; fairness; impartiality:
to consider an issue with candor.
Obsolete, kindliness.
Obsolete, purity.
Historical Examples

The History of the Post Office Herbert Joyce
The Blonde Lady Maurice Leblanc
Mr. Punch’s History of Modern England Vol. III of IV Charles L. Graves
Translations of German Poetry in American Magazines 1741-1810 Edward Ziegler Davis
The Protector Harold Bindloss
The Devil’s Paw E. Phillips Oppenheim
A Hungarian Nabob Maurus Jkai
A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 George Saintsbury
The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
The Light of Scarthey Egerton Castle

the quality of being open and honest; frankness
fairness; impartiality
(obsolete) purity or brightness


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