Definition of integrity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈteɡrəti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈteɡrəti//
    [uncountable] Moral, Honest
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  1. 1the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles personal/professional/artistic integrity to behave with integrity a man of great integrity See related entries: Moral, Honest
  2. 2(formal) the state of being whole and not divided synonym unity to respect the territorial integrity of the nation
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in sense (2)): from French intégrité or Latin integritas, from integer ‘intact’, from in- (expressing negation) + the root of tangere ‘to touch’. Compare with entirety, integral, and integrate.Extra examples Her photography had great artistic integrity. I would never do anything to compromise the integrity of the company. It’s up to the user to ensure the integrity of the data they enter. Nuclear weapons have the capability to destroy the physical integrity of the planet. She has great personal integrity. She questioned his integrity as a councillor. She refused to compromise her artistic integrity. The article is indicative of his contempt for the basic standards of journalistic integrity. The code calls on members to behave with integrity at all times. The country is fighting to preserve its territorial integrity. The minister promised to restore the honesty and integrity of the government. The project threatens the integrity of one of the world’s most important wetlands. We all have an interest in maintaining the integrity of the ecosystem. concerns that data integrity has been compromised I have no doubts at all about his integrity. She behaved with absolute integrity. They preserved their integrity throughout the trial.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: integrity