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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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candor (n.)
"openness of mind, impartiality, frankness, freedom from reserve or disguise," c. 1600, from Latin candor "purity, openness," originally "whiteness, brightness, radiance," from candere "to shine, to be white" (from PIE root *kand- "to shine"). Borrowed earlier in English (c. 1500) with the Latin literal sense "extreme whiteness."
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Candor usually means the quality of being open, honest, and sincere. If someone tells you they think you're boring, you might reply with, "While I appreciate your candor, I don't think we need to be friends anymore."
Mehrdad77
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The corresponding adjective is candid, as in "I want you to be candid. Did everyone notice the spinach between my teeth when I gave my speech?" Candor is from French candeur, from Latin candēre, "to shine or be white." The color white is associated with purity, which is a now obsolete meaning of candor.
Emel Rapchan
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thar
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Proto-Indo-European root (s) kand meaning "to shine."

Ancient Greek κάνδαρος (kándaros, “charcoal”),
Albanian hënë (“moon”),
Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá, “shining”)
Possibly Old Armenian խանդ (xand). ("strong emotion" )
Welsh - can (bleached, white, bright)


Latin candeo - I shine
candeō (present infinitive candēre, perfect active canduī); second conjugation, no passive, no supine stem

I am brilliant, glittering or illuminated; I shine, glitter, glisten; gleam white.
I glow (with heat), I am glowing hot, I am hot.


>candle, incandescent, incense, candid, candour
Candida (shining white)
Candidate (standing for public office. From shining white togas for the Roman forum - not from purity of the mind or telling the truth. Whistle )





Candida albicans is a tautological name.
Candida = shining white. Alba = white. Albico ( participle albicans) = becoming white. Yep. It's white. Whistle




Latin candor
candor m (genitive candōris); third declension

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

Entered English twice, once as laundry whiteness and later as frank openness.

Descendants Edit
Catalan: candor
English: candor, candour
French: candeur
Italian: candore
Portuguese: candor
Romanian: candoare
Spanish: candor
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coag
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thar wrote:

Candida albicans is a tautological name.
Candida = shining white. Alba = white. Albico ( participle albicans) = becoming white. Yep. It's white. Whistle

The example in the original post could be rewritten as:
While I appreciate candor, sometimes a little candid lie is necessary to protect a person's feelings.Whistle
Adyl Mouhei
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"Lack of candor blocks smart ideas, fast action, and good people contributing all the stuff they've got. It's a killer."


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