Meaning of integrity


Integrity is a personal quality of fairness that we all aspire to — unless you’re a dishonest, immoral scoundrel, of course.

Having integrity means doing the right thing in a reliable way. It’s a personality trait that we admire, since it means a person has a moral compass that doesn’t waver. It literally means having “wholeness” of character, just as an integer is a “whole number” with no fractions. Physical objects can display integrity, too — if you’re going over a rickety old bridge that sways in the wind, you might question its structural integrity.

Definitions of integrity
  1. noun

    an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting

    integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development”

    unity, wholeness

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    the state of being complete and entire; having everything that is needed
    incompleteness, rawness

    the state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect
    entireness, entirety, integrality, totality

    the state of being total and complete
    comprehensiveness, fullness

    completeness over a broad scope

    the state of being only a part; not total; incomplete

    incompleteness of details
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    the way something is with respect to its main attributes

  2. noun

    moral soundness

    “he expects to find in us the common honesty and
    integrity of men of business”
    “they admired his scrupulous professional
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    complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles
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    honestness, honesty

    the quality of being honest

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