Word of the Day: INTEGRITY


noun \in-ˈte-grə-tē\

: the quality of being honest and fair

: the state of being complete or whole

Full Definition of INTEGRITY

1 :  firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values :  incorruptibility
2 :  an unimpaired condition :  soundness
3 :  the quality or state of being complete or undivided :  completeness

Examples of INTEGRITY

  1. He’s a man of the highest integrity.
  2. I admire her artistic integrity.
  3. She had the integrity to refuse to compromise on matters of principle.
  4. Without music, the film loses its integrity.
  5. They are trying to preserve the cultural integrity of the community.
  6. The earthquake may have damaged the building’s structural integrity.
  7. Many were tempted by a piece of the equity action and compromised their integrity. —Bruce Nussbaum, Business Week, 28 Jan. 2002


Middle English integrite, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French integrité, from Latin integritat-, integritas, from integr-, integer entire

First Known Use: 14th century


noun \in-ˈteg-rət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)

plural  in·teg·ri·ties

Medical Definition of INTEGRITY

: an unimpaired condition <personality function depends greatly upon the integrity of brain function—Diagnostic & Statistical Manual>



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