correctitude

[ kuh-rek-ti-tood, -tyood ]
/ kəˈrɛk tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /

noun

correctness, especially of manners and conduct.

Nearby words

  1. correction fluid,
  2. correctional,
  3. correctional facility,
  4. correctional officer,
  5. corrections officer,
  6. corrective,
  7. correctively,
  8. correctly,
  9. correggio,
  10. corregidor

Origin of correctitude

1890–95; blend of correct and rectitude

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Examples from the Web for correctitude

  • 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
  • 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
  • Her correctitude was, no doubt, made still more correct by an unemotional disposition.

    The Love Affairs of Lord Byron|Francis Henry Gribble


British Dictionary definitions for correctitude

correctitude

/ (kəˈrɛktɪˌtjuːd) /

noun

the quality of correctness, esp conscious correctness in behaviour
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