What does integrity mean?

Definitions for integrity
ɪnˈtɛg rɪ tiin·tegri·ty

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. integrity(Noun)

    Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.

    Etymology: From integritas, from integer.

  2. integrity(Noun)

    The state of being wholesome; unimpaired

    Etymology: From integritas, from integer.

  3. integrity(Noun)

    The quality or condition of being complete; pure

    Etymology: From integritas, from integer.

  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.

    Etymology: From integritas, from integer.

  5. integrity(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Integrity

    in-teg′ri-ti, n. entireness, wholeness: the unimpaired state of anything: uprightness: honesty: purity. [See Integer.]

Editors Contribution

  1. integrity

    The truth, sense of fairness and justness, honesty, transparency, ethics and morality expressed through our actions.

    Integrity is an important quality and is valued by all people.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of integrity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of integrity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of integrity in a Sentence

  1. Hunter Biden:

    To preserve our Constitution, our democracy, our basic integrity, President Donald Trump should be impeached, president Donald Trump's shooting holes in the Constitution.

  2. Mike Pence:

    From traveling abroad for major international trips, to weekly travel across the country, Jarrod was a leader and deeply valued member of my team. I will always be grateful for his service, hard work, integrity, and friendship and he will be missed. Karen and I wish Jarrod, Bettina, and the boys every blessing.

  3. Maxim Behar:

    Even in the age of the social media revolution, PR's essence remains the same as always: honesty, integrity, and preparedness to react.

  4. Bobby Brown:

    This is a criminal investigation and the integrity of that process requires silence.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Humility is becoming a scarce commodity in today's cold, calculating, and proud society. It is now becoming a forgotten virtue, which often makes me wonder "Why?" In my view, Humility can be manifested in two forms: one being the Internal form of honesty, truth and integrity, i.e. being honest about who we are, and accepting our strenths and weaknesses truthfully; while the second form being the External one, which is associated with how we treat others with respect and dignity. Both Internal and External forms are interdependent, and simply cannot exist independenttly. If that's the case, it can explain why Humility is in short supply.....it's one's lack of honesty and self-respect that germinates her/his lack of respect towards others. Accepting one's own follies with utmost honesty is surely the first step towards humility and getting closer to Supreme Power.

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