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 justice, honesty, transparency, ethics and morality expressed through our actions.

    Integrity is important to people.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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  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. Tupolev Tu-154:

    We will strive for peaceful reunification with utmost sincerity and greatest efforts. However... we will take all necessary measure to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity and protect peace and stability across Miyako Strait.

  2. Brett Kavanaugh:

    I want a fair process where I can defend my integrity. I know I'm telling the truth. I know my lifelong record. I'm not going to let false accusations drive me out of this process, i have faith in God and I have faith in the fairness of the American people.

  3. Sterne:

    How frequently are the honesty and integrity of a man disposed of by a smile or a shrug. How many good and generous actions have been sunk into oblivion by a distrustful look, or stamped with the imputation of bad motives, by a mysterious and seasonable whisper!

  4. Kamala Harris:

    It's very important that anyone who presents themselves as a leader and wants to be a leader will speak like a leader, that means speaking with integrity. It means speaking truth. It means speaking in a way that expresses and indicates some level of interest and concern to people other than oneself. And so, right there we will see a great contrast.

  5. De Blasio:

    We hold ourselves to the highest standard of integrity, everything we've done from the beginning has been legal and appropriate.

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