Definitions for INTEGRITYɪnˈtɛg rɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

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.

* Syn: See honor.

Origin of integrity:

1400–50; late ME integrite < L integritās. See integer , -ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. integrity, unity, wholeness(noun)

    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"

  2. integrity(noun)

    moral soundness

    "he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business"; "they admired his scrupulous professional integrity"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. integrity(noun)ɪnˈtɛg rɪ ti

    the quality of being good, honest, and trustworthy

    a man of great integrity; to behave with integrity

  2. integrityɪnˈtɛg rɪ ti

    ≠ division

    the structural integrity of the bridge

Wiktionary

  1. integrity(Noun)

    Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.

  2. integrity(Noun)

    The state of being wholesome; unimpaired

  3. integrity(Noun)

    The quality or condition of being complete; pure

  4. integrity(Noun)

    With regards to data encryption, ensuring that information is not altered by unauthorized persons in a way that is not detectable by authorized users.

  5. integrity(Noun)

    The ability of a system to provide timely warnings to users when they should not be used for navigation.

  6. Origin: From integritas, from integer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Integrity(noun)

    the state or quality of being entire or complete; wholeness; entireness; unbroken state; as, the integrity of an empire or territory

  2. Integrity(noun)

    moral soundness; honesty; freedom from corrupting influence or motive; -- used especially with reference to the fulfillment of contracts, the discharge of agencies, trusts, and the like; uprightness; rectitude

  3. Integrity(noun)

    unimpaired, unadulterated, or genuine state; entire correspondence with an original condition; purity

Freebase

  1. Integrity

    Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions. Integrity can be regarded as the opposite of hypocrisy, in that integrity regards internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs. The word "integrity" stems from the Latin adjective integer. In this context, integrity is the inner sense of "wholeness" deriving from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character. As such, one may judge that others "have integrity" to the extent that they act according to the values, beliefs and principles they claim to hold. A value system's abstraction depth and range of applicable interaction may also function as significant factors in identifying integrity due to their congruence or lack of congruence with observation. A value system may evolve over time while retaining integrity if those who espouse the values account for and resolve inconsistencies.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'INTEGRITY' in Nouns Frequency: #2320


Translations for INTEGRITY

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

integrity(noun)

honesty

He is a man of absolute integrity.

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