candour candour

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
  2. (n) ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

Usage(s):

  • Describing itself, the Mirror, with unwonted candour, said: "Daily Mirror's program will be 90% entertainment, 10% information and the information without boring you.

News

  • Why Newcastle United Must Show Ambition to Sign Loic Remy

    There was a smile as wide as the River Tyne on Alan Pardew ’s face following Newcastle United ’s dramatic victory over Aston Villa on Sunday, but there was candour behind his contentment. Loic Remy’s injury-time winner handed the Magpies only their second win in 10 games, and there was no avoiding the relief that engulfed St. James’ Park at the final whistle. But as the storm clouds that have ...
    on February 25, 2014     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. The Bush White House made "a decision to turn away from candour and honesty when those qualities were most needed" - a time when the United States was on the brink of war, McClellan writes in his forthcoming book entitled "What Happened:...
    on May 28, 2007 By: Scott McClellan Source: News1130

  2. "At least in Europe, the socialist leaders who so admire my opponent are up-front about their objectives. They use real numbers and honest language. And we should demand equal candour from Senator Obama," McCain said.
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Mail & Guardian Online

  3. "Candour is most effective when nations have built a relationship of respect and trust," Bush said. "I've worked hard to build that respect and trust. I appreciate the Chinese leadership that have worked hard to build that respect and trust."
    on Aug 7, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Stuff.co.nz

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