[ in-teg-ri-tee ]
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  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.

  1. a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition: the integrity of a ship's hull.

Origin of integrity

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English integrite, from Latin integritās; see integer, -ity

synonym study For integrity

1. See honor.

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British Dictionary definitions for integrity


/ (ɪnˈtɛɡrɪtɪ) /

  1. adherence to moral principles; honesty

  2. the quality of being unimpaired; soundness

  1. unity; wholeness

Origin of integrity

C15: from Latin integritās; see integer

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