Advanced and Proficiency Vocabulary for Exams(e.g.GRE, Banks, Civil Services, SAT / LSAT). For IELTS/TOEFL, and everyday spoken vocabulary, go to our Spoken Vocabulary Database.
If you speak with ‘candour’, you do so in a way that emphasizes truth over politeness or diplomacy. It does not mean to be rude, however. Instead it means to be bluntly honest with somebody, particularly about a subject that may be difficult or embarrassing to discuss. Can be used interchangeably with ‘candid.’
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|Synonyms||truthful, sincere, forthright,|
|Antonyms||insincere, hypocritical, false,|
With surprising candour, my manager admitted that she had misjudged the situation and would take full responsibility.
When I asked my students to discuss their insecurities, their responses were remarkably candid.
I must speak candidly with you. I feel that you are wasting your talents because you are too afraid of failure to strive for something.