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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 ?
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.
For integrity used doth the one; but integrity professed, and with a manifest detestation of bribery, doth the other.
If the case should only be, that he MIGHT lay it down, unless continued by a new choice, and if he should be desirous of being continued, his wishes, conspiring with his fears, would tend still more powerfully to corrupt his integrity, or debase his fortitude.
Tulliver carried the proud integrity of the Dodsons in her blood, and had been brought up to think that to wrong people of their money, which was another phrase for debt, was a sort of moral pillory; it would have been wickedness, to her mind, to have run counter to her husband's desire to "do the right thing," and retrieve his name.
For instance, the upright man takes his character from the possession of the quality of integrity, but the name given him is not derived from the word 'integrity'.
The veteran soon caused this set of patriotic disinterestedness to be followed by another of private munificence, that, however little it accorded with prudence, was in perfect conformity with the simple integrity of his own views.
She said, she could not help agreeing with her brother, that there was some merit in the sincerity of her confession, and in her integrity to her lover: that she had always thought her a very good girl, and doubted not but she had been seduced by some rascal, who had been infinitely more to blame than herself, and very probably had prevailed with her by a promise of marriage, or some other treacherous proceeding.
But, after all, was this unconquerable distrust of Judge Pyncheon's integrity, and this utter denial, apparently, of his claim to stand in the ring of human sympathies,--were they founded in any just perception of his character, or merely the offspring of a woman's unreasonable prejudice, deduced from nothing?
The intellect is a whole and demands integrity in every work.
Every one admits how praiseworthy it is in a prince to keep faith, and to live with integrity and not with craft.
That most of the partners were perfectly upright and faithful in the discharge of the trust reposed in them we are fully satisfied; still the honest captain was not invariably wrong in his suspicions; and that he formed a pretty just opinion of the integrity of that aspiring personage, Mr.
Nay, I know not whether I ought to be quite tranquil now, for I have had more trouble in restoring peace than I ever intended to submit to--a spirit, too, resulting from a fancied sense of superior integrity, which is peculiarly insolent

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