V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: unquestionable integrity and honesty

Synonyms: integrity, honor, honesty, goodness, morality, virtue, trustworthiness

Antonyms: immorality, dishonesty

Tips: Probity is derived from the Latin probus, which means "worthy, good." Think of the related word prove. Probity is proven integrity and honesty. Someone who has probity has been tested and has proven to be honest and act with integrity and can not be moved to do anything questionable.

Usage Examples:

His probity came into question during the scandal. (integrity, honesty)

Nuns live lives of honesty and moral probity. (virtue)

The company believed its management should be held to the highest standards of probity. (integrity, honor)

I would never doubt her probity; any secret you tell her is safe. (trustworthiness, honor, honesty)

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