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integrity

noun

Definition: 1. possession of firm principles; 2. the state of being complete or undivided; 3. the state of being sound or undamaged

Synonyms: incorruptibility, honesty, virtue, honor, morality, completeness, soundness, wholeness

Antonyms: immorality, dishonesty

Tips: Integrity is derived from the Old French integer, meaning "whole." Think, "whole and complete," in terms of a structure, or "whole and honest," in terms of a person's character.

Usage Examples:

My Dad has a reputation as a man of great integrity; if he tells you hes going to do something, hell do it. (honor, honesty)

Many questioned the structural integrity of the car, fearing it would crumble in a crash. (soundness)

Many people questioned whether the structural integrity of the building would hold under the strain of an earthquake. (soundness)

The program's integrity will be tested during its execution. (completeness, soundness)


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