improbity


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im·pro·bi·ty

 (ĭm-prō′bĭ-tē)
n.
Lack of probity; dishonesty.

[Middle English improbite, shameless persistence, from Old French, dishonesty, from Latin improbitās, from improbus, dishonest : in-, not; see in-1 + probus, honest, good; see per in Indo-European roots.]

improbity

(ɪmˈprəʊbɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
dishonesty, wickedness, or unscrupulousness
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improbity

noun
1. Departure from what is legally, ethically, and morally correct:
Informal: crookedness.
2. Lack of integrity:
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Though corruption, lawlessness and other social evils are the mountains beyond the reach of the scavenging process of the administrative hand of the state, yet a positive signal emanating from the broad section of the people is that they have started thinking about the flaws in the system, social inequities, inconsistencies and improbity that have permeated society.
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