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Daemon
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candor

(noun) The quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech.

Synonyms: forthrightness, frankness, directness

Usage: While I appreciate candor, sometimes a little white lie is necessary to protect a person's feelings.
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Usage : ... a person's feelings especially, when the body language becomes ultimately the translator between thought, body, feelings.
TheParser
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 8:01:03 AM
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The American media are terrified of candor.

They know that if their reports are candid, some activist groups will accuse them of being:

1. racist
2. ageist
3. sexist
4. "phobic" of all kinds

Many journalists literally (not figuratively) shake in their boots that some big-mouth activist is going to complain.
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“To be candid, in Middlemarch phraseology, meant, to use an early opportunity of letting your friends know that you did not take a cheerful view of their capacity, their conduct, or their position; and a robust candor never waited to be asked for its opinion.”
― George Eliot, Middlemarch
excaelis
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TheParser wrote:
The American media are terrified of candor.

They know that if their reports are candid, some activist groups will accuse them of being:

1. racist
2. ageist
3. sexist
4. "phobic" of all kinds

Many journalists literally (not figuratively) shake in their boots that some big-mouth activist is going to complain.



' Candor ' is not, and should not be, a camouflage net for bigotry, however.
TheParser
Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014 5:44:11 AM
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excaelis wrote:
The American media are terrified of candor.




' Candor ' is not, and should not be, a camouflage net for bigotry, however.



I do not understand this sentence. (Your humble servant is a poor reader.)

In the United States, many activists are able to stifle candor by claiming that ANY criticism is an -ism.

As I understand the word "candor," it means the brutal TRUTH.

If I apply to be a male stripper, the manager would respond: "Sorry, you are 77. Much too old, old chap!"

That would be candor, not bigotry! Not ageism!
excaelis
Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014 11:41:48 AM

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The word's actual meaning is often different from it's usage was my point. Rather like the ' no disrespect but...' prefacer that one so often hears right before someone is disrespectful.
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