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 (kə-rĕk′tĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
Appropriate manners and behavior; propriety.


the quality of correctness, esp conscious correctness in behaviour


(kəˈrɛk tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

correctness, esp. of manners and conduct.
[1890–95; b. correct and rectitude]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.correctitude - correct or appropriate behavior
demeanor, demeanour, deportment, behaviour, conduct, behavior - (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
decorousness, decorum - propriety in manners and conduct
appropriateness, rightness - appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
correctness - the quality of conformity to social expectations
good form - behavior that conforms to social conventions of the time; "it is not good form to brag about winning"
priggishness, primness - exaggerated and arrogant properness
reserve, modesty - formality and propriety of manner
seemliness, grace - a sense of propriety and consideration for others; "a place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace"
decency - the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
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The German sense of correctitude was deeply shocked by this outbreak.
The mild surprise is that this crude display of Chinese contempt for climate political correctitude comes dab in the middle of the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Lima, Peru.
However, bureaucratic attempts to embellish correctitude (as contrasted with culturally enabled and defended propriety) can produce anticorruption institutions that further enlarge the state, thus calling the legitimacy of governance into question.
WAS it misguided political correctitude turned inverse racism or plain panic that led the Met's boss to tell us the police "need to do more to build trust"?
He symbolised with his charisma the meanings of personal integrity, fidelity and correctitude in the truest of sense.
In this context, certain issues have been reopened recently that affect the census' correctitude.
to Ford's praise "of a limpid correctitude, according to the very best of English standards" or to Ford's praise of Conrad's Polish countrymen as "a nation of aristocrats and individualists" (Sherry 243).
SIR - Contrary to political correctitude, I do not believe that we should invest more money in the railways.
But with minimalism and the finger-wagging instincts of political correctitude, a great deal of current art is simply an admonition.
If you are into Political Correctitude don't read this book--it will only give you apoplexy-but if you like your history slashingly unvarnished and straightforward, you will love it

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