[ kuh-rek-ti-tood, -tyood ]
See synonyms for correctitude on
  1. correctness, especially of manners and conduct.

Origin of correctitude

First recorded in 1890–95; blend of correct and rectitude

Words Nearby correctitude Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use correctitude in a sentence

  • I had seen, for the first time in my life, a churchwarden in Somerset, a local cheesemonger of appalling correctitude.

    The Belovd Vagabond | William J. Locke
  • 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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for correctitude


/ (kəˈrɛktɪˌtjuːd) /

  1. the quality of correctness, esp conscious correctness in behaviour

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