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Meaning of INTEGRITY

Pronunciation:  in'tegritee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  moral soundness
  2. [n]  an unreduced or unbroken completeness or totality

INTEGRITY is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: unity, wholeness
 See Also: character, completeness, fiber, fibre, honestness, honesty, incompleteness, probity, separation, state



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*teg"ri*ty\, n. [L. integritas: cf. F.
int['e]grit['e]. See {Integer}, and cf. {Entirety}.]
1. The state or quality of being entire or complete;
   wholeness; entireness; unbroken state; as, the integrity
   of an empire or territory. --Sir T. More.

2. Moral soundness; honesty; freedom from corrupting
   influence or motive; -- used especially with reference to
   the fulfillment of contracts, the discharge of agencies,
   trusts, and the like; uprightness; rectitude.

         The moral grandeur of independent integrity is the
         sublimest thing in nature.            --Buckminster.

         Their sober zeal, integrity. and worth. --Cowper.

3. Unimpaired, unadulterated, or genuine state; entire
   correspondence with an original condition; purity.

         Language continued long in its purity and integrity.
                                               --Sir M. Hale.

Syn: Honesty; uprightness; rectitude. See {Probity}.

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