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integrity

[in-teg-ri-tee]
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noun
  1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
  2. the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished: to preserve the integrity of the empire.
  3. a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition: the integrity of a ship's hull.
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Origin of integrity

1400–50; late Middle English integrite < Latin integritās. See integer, -ity

Synonyms

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1. rectitude, probity, virtue.

Synonym study

1. See honor.

Antonyms

1. dishonesty.
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Historical Examples

  • All the lower virtues and integrities spring from its desires.

    A Man's Value to Society

    Newell Dwight Hillis


British Dictionary definitions for integrities

integrity

noun
  1. adherence to moral principles; honesty
  2. the quality of being unimpaired; soundness
  3. unity; wholeness
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Word Origin

C15: from Latin integritās; see integer
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Word Origin and History for integrities

integrity

n.

c.1400, "innocence, blamelessness; chastity, purity," from Old French integrité or directly from Latin integritatem (nominative integritas) "soundness, wholeness, blamelessness," from integer "whole" (see integer). Sense of "wholeness, perfect condition" is mid-15c.

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integrities in Medicine

integrity

(ĭn-tĕgrĭ-tē)
n.
  1. The state of being unimpaired; soundness or wholeness.
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