candidness candidness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

Usage(s):

  1. So, that goes to the heart of my concern about his lack of candidness in terms of telling Americans really, what his plans are.
  2. I have recently spent some four years in the Union, and I wish to congratulate you for both candidness and restraint.
  3. For a living, in the 1840s, Daubigny worked for travel books and magazines, doing graphics of a candidness that showed his immediate vision of nature.

News

  • CSU Chancellor Timothy White chats with CSUN students, faculty

    California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White visited CSUN on Monday for a town hall meeting and a subsequent campus tour that reflected a theme of candidness and sparked conversation among students and faculty.
    on September 10, 2013     Source: Daily Sundial

Quotes

  1. "I was heartened to see the forthrightness and candidness employed by Dr. Gates at his confirmation hearing yesterday," Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said during Wednesday's debate on the nomination. "He fully admitted the need for a...
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: Seattle Times

  2. "You saw a candidness which is a symbol that there is a readiness to talk about the problems, to have an exchange on the basis of honesty," Beck said.
    on Feb 10, 2007 By: Beck Source: China Post

  3. "The Russian side is very satisfied with the outcome and the course of our discussions, and we are appreciative of the candidness which was demonstrated by the British side...... in discussions about all issues, including sensitive ones," Putin...
    on Oct 5, 2005 By: Vladimir Putin Source: People's Daily Online

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