[kuh-rek-ti-tood, -tyood]


correctness, especially of manners and conduct.

Origin of correctitude

1890–95; blend of correct and rectitude Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for correctitude

Historical Examples of correctitude

  • 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
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