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[kuh-rek-ti-tood, -tyood] /kəˈrɛk tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
correctness, especially of manners and conduct.
Origin of correctitude
1890-95; blend of correct and rectitude Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The German sense of correctitude was deeply shocked by this outbreak.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
  • Next there followed a few reflections of a correctitude so remarkable that I have no choice but to quote them.

    Dead Souls Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
  • Her correctitude was, no doubt, made still more correct by an unemotional disposition.

    The Love Affairs of Lord Byron

    Francis Henry Gribble
  • Unfortunately for her success, she had the correctitude to ask Lord Salisbury's permission.

British Dictionary definitions for correctitude


the quality of correctness, esp conscious correctness in behaviour
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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