Can·dor n. [Written also candour.]
1. Whiteness; brightness; (as applied to moral conditions) usullied purity; innocence. [Obs.]
Nor yor unquestioned integrity
Shall e'er be sullied with one taint or spot
That may take from your innocence and candor. --Massinger.
2. A disposition to treat subjects with fairness; freedom from prejudice or disguise; frankness; sincerity.
Attribute superior sagacity and candor to those who held that side of the question. --Whewell.
n 1: ability to make judgments free from discrimination or
dishonesty [syn: fairness, fair-mindedness, candour]
2: the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude
and speech [syn: candour, candidness, frankness, forthrightness]