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English definition of “integrity”

integrity

noun [U] uk   /ɪnˈteɡ.rə.ti/ us    /-t̬i/

integrity noun [U] (HONESTY)

C2 approving the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles that you refuse to change: No one doubted that the president was a man of the highest integrity. sb's artistic, professional, etc. integrity approving someone's high artistic standards or standards of doing their job, and that person's determination not to lower those standards: Keen to preserve his artistic integrity, he refused several lucrative Hollywood offers.

integrity noun [U] (WHOLE)

formal the quality of being whole and complete: A modern extension on the old building would ruin its architectural integrity.
(Definition of integrity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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