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Synonyms for candor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fairness, fair-mindedness, candor, candour(noun)

    ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

    paleness, fair-mindedness, beauteousness, loveliness, candor, equity, blondness, fairness, candour, directness, candidness, frankness, forthrightness, comeliness

  2. candor, candour, candidness, frankness, directness, forthrightness(noun)

    the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

    fair-mindedness, forthrightness, candor, outspokenness, frankness, fairness, candour, directness, candidness, straightness


  1. candor(noun)

    the state of being sincere and open in speech; honesty in expression

    honesty, sincerity

    fraud, lie, deception

  2. candor(noun)


    fairness, impartiality

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. candor

    Truth is primarily and verity is always a quality of thought or speech, especially of speech, as in exact conformity to fact. Veracity is properly a quality of a person, the habit of speaking and the disposition to speak the truth; a habitual liar may on some occasions speak the truth, but that does not constitute him a man of veracity; on the other hand, a person of undoubted veracity may state (through ignorance or misinformation) what is not the truth. Truthfulness is a quality that may inhere either in a person or in his statements or beliefs. Candor, frankness, honesty, and ingenuousness are allied with veracity, and verity with truth, while truthfulness may accord with either. Truth in a secondary sense may be applied to intellectual action or moral character, in the former case becoming a close synonym of veracity; as, I know him to be a man of truth.

    Compare synonyms for DECEPTION.

    frankness, honesty, ingenuousness, reality, truth, truthfulness, veracity, verity

    deceit, deception, delusion, duplicity, error, fabrication, falsehood, falseness, falsity, fiction, guile, imposture, lie, mendacity, untruth

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. candor(n.)

    fairness, honesty, sincerity

  2. candor(n.)

    openness, ingenuousness, artlessness, frankness, guilelessness, truthfulness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

candour, frankness, sincerity, franchise, deductible, naivety, honesty, openness

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