1. [syn: integrity, unity, wholeness]
2. moral soundness;
- Example: "he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business"
- Example: "they admired his scrupulous professional integrity"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Integrity \In*teg"ri*ty\, n. [L. integritas: cf. F.
int['e]grit['e]. See Integer, and cf. Entirety.]
1. The state or quality of being entire or complete;
wholeness; entireness; unbroken state; as, the integrity
of an empire or territory. --Sir T. More.
2. Moral soundness; honesty; freedom from corrupting
influence or motive; -- used especially with reference to
the fulfillment of contracts, the discharge of agencies,
trusts, and the like; uprightness; rectitude.
The moral grandeur of independent integrity is the
sublimest thing in nature. --Buckminster.
Their sober zeal, integrity, and worth. --Cowper.
3. Unimpaired, unadulterated, or genuine state; entire
correspondence with an original condition; purity.
Language continued long in its purity and integrity.
--Sir M. Hale.
Syn: Honesty; uprightness; rectitude. See Probity.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with
nothing wanting; "the integrity of the nervous system is
required for normal development"; "he took measures to
insure the territorial unity of Croatia" [syn: integrity,
2: moral soundness; "he expects to find in us the common honesty
and integrity of men of business"; "they admired his
scrupulous professional integrity"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
129 Moby Thesaurus words for "integrity":
absoluteness, assured probity, blamelessness, character, cleanness,
coherence, collectivity, combination, completeness, complex,
comprehensiveness, decency, differentiation, differentness,
distinctiveness, egohood, elementarity, embodiment, entireness,
entirety, erectness, estimableness, exhaustiveness, fairness,
forthrightness, fullness, fundamentality, fusion, good character,
goodness, high ideals, high principles, high-mindedness,
homogeneity, honesty, honor, honorableness, human factor, identity,
immaculacy, inclusiveness, incorruptibility, incorruption,
individualism, individuality, indivisibility, intactness, integer,
integrality, integration, inviolability, irreducibility,
irreproachability, irreproachableness, justice, justness, monism,
moral excellence, moral strength, morality, nobility, nominalism,
nonconformity, omnipresence, oneness, organic unity, particularism,
particularity, perfection, personal equation, personal identity,
personality, personship, pervasiveness, plainness, plenitude,
principle, principles, probity, pureness, purity, rectitude,
reputability, respectability, righteousness, self-identity,
selfhood, selfness, selfsameness, severity, simpleness, simplicity,
singleness, singularity, solidarity, solidification, solidity,
soul, soundness, stability, stainlessness, starkness,
straightforwardness, thoroughness, togetherness, totality,
trustworthiness, ubiquity, unadulteration, undividedness,
unification, uniformity, unimpeachability, unimpeachableness,
uniqueness, unity, universality, univocity, unmixedness,
unsophistication, unspottedness, uprightness, upstandingness,
veracity, virtue, virtuousness, whole, wholeness, worthiness
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
1. data integrity.
2. referential integrity.