candor

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From Latin candor (brightness, whiteness), from candeō (I shine).

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candor (usually uncountable, plural candors) (American)

  1. (obsolete) Whiteness; brilliance; purity. [c. 1500–?]
    • 1648, Robert Herrick, Hesperides, "To his Booke":
      Whilst thou didst keep thy Candor undefil'd,
      Deerly I lov'd thee; as my first-born child ...
  2. The state of being sincere and open in speech; honesty in expression. [from c. 1600]
    Synonyms: frankness, honesty, sincerity, parrhesia
    Antonyms: deception, fraud, lie
  3. Impartiality.
    Synonyms: equity, fairness

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin candor.

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candor m f (plural candors)

  1. candor

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From candeō (to shine, glitter; glow) +‎ -or.

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candor m (genitive candōris); third declension

  1. a dazzling or glossy whiteness; clearness, radiance, brightness
  2. fairness, beauty
  3. glow, heat
  4. (of speech) splendor, brilliance
  5. (of mind or character) frankness, openness, candor, purity

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative candor candōrēs
Genitive candōris candōrum
Dative candōrī candōribus
Accusative candōrem candōrēs
Ablative candōre candōribus
Vocative candor candōrēs

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin candor.

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  • IPA(key): /kanˈdoɾ/, [kãn̪ˈd̪oɾ]

Noun[edit]

candor m (plural candores)

  1. candor

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