1. [syn: uprightness, rectitude]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rectitude \Rec"ti*tude\ (r?k"t?*t?d), n. [L. rectitudo, fr.
rectus right, straight: cf. F. rectitude. See Right.]
1. Straightness. [R.] --Johnson.
2. Rightness of principle or practice; exact conformity to
truth, or to the rules prescribed for moral conduct,
either by divine or human laws; uprightness of mind;
uprightness; integrity; honesty; justice.
3. Right judgment. [R.] --Sir G. C. Lewis.
Syn: See Justice.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and
honest [syn: uprightness, rectitude]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
56 Moby Thesaurus words for "rectitude":
angelicalness, assured probity, blamelessness, character,
cleanness, conscientiousness, correctness, decency, erectness,
estimableness, fairness, godliness, good character, goodness,
high ideals, high principles, high-mindedness, honesty, honor,
honorableness, immaculacy, incorruptibility, integrity,
irreproachability, irreproachableness, justice, justness,
moral excellence, moral rectitude, moral strength, morale,
morality, nobility, principle, principles, probity, propriety,
pureness, purity, reputability, respectability, right conduct,
righteousness, rightness, saintlikeness, saintliness,
scrupulousness, stainlessness, unimpeachability, unimpeachableness,
unspottedness, uprightness, upstandingness, virtue, virtuousness,