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in·teg·ri·ty

 (ĭn-tĕg′rĭ-tē)
n.
1. Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code: a leader of great integrity.
2. The state of being unimpaired; soundness: The building's integrity remained intact following the mild earthquake.
3. The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness: replaced a lost book to restore the integrity of his collection.

[Middle English integrite, from Old French, from Latin integritās, soundness, from integer, whole, complete; see tag- in Indo-European roots.]

integrity

(ɪnˈtɛɡrɪtɪ)
n
1. adherence to moral principles; honesty
2. the quality of being unimpaired; soundness
3. unity; wholeness
[C15: from Latin integritās; see integer]

in•teg•ri•ty

(ɪnˈtɛg rɪ ti)

n.
1. uncompromising adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
2. the state of being whole or entire: to preserve the integrity of the empire.
3. a sound or unimpaired condition.
[1400–50; late Middle English integrite < Latin integritās. See integer, -ity]
syn: See honor.

integrity

  • integrity - Data's consistency and freedom from corruption.
  • moral turpitude - Evil character or lack of integrity.
  • probity - Integrity, uprightness of character.
  • prove - From Latin probare, meaning "to test," it is literally to "make (something) honest."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.integrity - an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wantingintegrity - an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting; "the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development"; "he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
completeness - the state of being complete and entire; having everything that is needed
incompleteness, rawness - the state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect; "the study was criticized for incompleteness of data but it stimulated further research"; "the rawness of his diary made it unpublishable"
2.integrity - moral soundness; "he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business"; "they admired his scrupulous professional integrity"
character, fibre, fiber - the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer
probity - complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles; "in a world where financial probity may not be widespread"; "he enjoys an exaggerated reputation for probity"
honestness, honesty - the quality of being honest

integrity

noun
2. unity, unification, cohesion, coherence, wholeness, soundness, completeness Separatist movements are a threat to the integrity of the nation.
unity fragility, flimsiness, unsoundness
Quotations
"This above all: to thine own self be true" [William Shakespeare Hamlet]

integrity

noun
1. Moral or ethical strength:
2. The quality of being honest:
3. The condition of being free from defects or flaws:
4. The state of being entirely whole:
Translations
سَلامَه، كَمال
bezúhonostcelistvostintegritazásadovost
ærlighedintegritet
eheysrehellisyys
heiîarleiki
principingumas
godīgums
bezúhonnosť

integrity

[ɪnˈtegrɪtɪ] N [of person] → integridad f, honradez f (Comput) → integridad f

integrity

[ɪnˈtɛgrɪti] n
(= honesty) → intégrité f
a man of integrity → un homme intègre, un homme d'intégrité
(= wholeness) [culture, group] → intégrité f
the integrity of the nation → l'intégrité de la nation

integrity

n
(= honesty)Integrität f
(= wholeness)Einheit f

integrity

[ɪnˈtɛgrɪtɪ] nintegrità

integrity

(inˈtegrəti) noun
honesty. He is a man of absolute integrity.

in·teg·ri·ty

n. integridad.
References in classic literature ?
These attributes, in spite of poverty and the strict integrity which shut him out from the more worldly successes, attracted to him many admirable persons, as naturally as sweet herbs draw bees, and as naturally he gave them the honey into which fifty years of hard experience had distilled no bitter drop.
His father had been in the business before him, and Monsieur Ratignolle stood well in the community and bore an enviable reputation for integrity and clearheadedness.
Without absolutely expressing a doubt whether the stalwart Puritan had acted as a man of conscience and integrity throughout the proceedings which have been sketched, they, nevertheless, hinted that he was about to build his house over an unquiet grave.
What I saw in him -- as evidently as the indestructible ramparts of Old Ticonderoga, already cited as the most appropriate simile -- was the features of stubborn and ponderous endurance, which might well have amounted to obstinacy in his earlier days; of integrity, that, like most of his other endowments, lay in a somewhat heavy mass, and was just as unmalleable or unmanageable as a ton of iron ore; and of benevolence which, fiercely as he led the bayonets on at Chippewa or Fort Erie, I take to be of quite as genuine a stamp as what actuates any or all the polemical philanthropists of the age.
None of that upright integrity, that strict adherence to truth and principle, that disdain of trick and littleness, which a man should display in every transaction of his life.
I love Willoughby, sincerely love him; and suspicion of his integrity cannot be more painful to yourself than to me.
This afternoon, instead of dreaming of Deepden, I was wondering how a man who wished to do right could act so unjustly and unwisely as Charles the First sometimes did; and I thought what a pity it was that, with his integrity and conscientiousness, he could see no farther than the prerogatives of the crown.
To the eye it is fair enough, here; but seen in its integrity, under the sky, and by the daylight, it is a crumbling tower of waste, mismanagement, extortion, debt, mortgage, oppression, hunger, nakedness, and suffering.
I had often admired, as I have elsewhere described, his benignant manner towards his youthful wife; but the respectful tenderness he manifested in every reference to her on this occasion, and the almost reverential manner in which he put away from him the lightest doubt of her integrity, exalted him, in my eyes, beyond description.
The convention might with propriety have meditated the punishment of the Executive, for a deviation from the instructions of the Senate, or a want of integrity in the conduct of the negotiations committed to him; they might also have had in view the punishment of a few leading individuals in the Senate, who should have prostituted their influence in that body as the mercenary instruments of foreign corruption: but they could not, with more or with equal propriety, have contemplated the impeachment and punishment of two thirds of the Senate, consenting to an improper treaty, than of a majority of that or of the other branch of the national legislature, consenting to a pernicious or unconstitutional law -- a principle which, I believe, has never been admitted into any government.
These and similar considerations then induced the people to rely greatly on the judgment and integrity of the Congress; and they took their advice, notwithstanding the various arts and endeavors used to deter them from it.
The inference which naturally results from these considerations is this, that the President and senators so chosen will always be of the number of those who best understand our national interests, whether considered in relation to the several States or to foreign nations, who are best able to promote those interests, and whose reputation for integrity inspires and merits confidence.

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