- adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
- the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished: to preserve the integrity of the empire.
- a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition: the integrity of a ship's hull.
Origin of integrity
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Related Wordshonesty, virtue, probity, purity, sincerity, rectitude, principle, stability, cohesion, unity, soundness, righteousness, candor, goodness, incorruptibility, straightforwardness, incorruption, simplicity, coherence, perfection
Examples from the Web for integrity
But the qualities Mario Cuomo brought to public life—compassion, integrity, commitment to principle—remain in short supply today.President Cuomo Would’ve Been a Lion
January 2, 2015
The Supreme Court justices who decided the Integrity case make $244,440 a year (Chief Justice Roberts makes $255,500).How Amazon Became Santa’s Sweatshop
December 11, 2014
Other artisans see purity and integrity in their craft and have no dream of becoming recognized as the author of their own work.Damien Hirst’s Army of Geppettos
December 2, 2014
UVA prides itself on holding all students to a high standard of accountability and integrity.How UVA Is Failing Its Women
November 20, 2014
Her integrity had been questioned two years prior, when 60 Minutes sent a camera crew to document the child prodigy in action.Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All
November 17, 2014
No one who listened to her could doubt her perfect truthfulness and integrity.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
They are the preservation of the rights of the several States and the integrity of the Union.
We are fortunate in the ability and integrity of our Federal judges and attorneys.
They performed their present office with integrity and judgment.The Christmas Banquet (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
I have an abiding faith in their capacity, integrity and high purpose.
- adherence to moral principles; honesty
- the quality of being unimpaired; soundness
- unity; wholeness
Word Origin and History for integrity
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.
- The state of being unimpaired; soundness or wholeness.