Definition of candour noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(especially US English candor) noun
BrE BrE//ˈkændə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkændər//
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the quality of saying what you think openly and honestly synonym frankness ‘I don't trust him,’ he said in a rare moment of candour. see also candid Word Originlate Middle English (in the Latin sense): from Latin candor ‘whiteness’. The current sense dates from the mid 18th cent.; the development of the senses paralleled that of candid.