Definition of “integrity” - English Dictionary

“integrity” in British English

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integritynoun [ U ]

uk /ɪnˈteɡ.rə.ti/ us /ɪnˈteɡ.rə.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.

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  • Lord Fletcher, said the Bishop, was a man of unimpeachable integrity and character.
  • His comments cast a slur on the integrity of his employees.
  • Her probity and integrity are beyond question.
  • I had credited them with more integrity than they showed.
  • He was regarded as a man of absolute integrity.

(Definition of “integrity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“integrity” in American English

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integritynoun [ U ]

us /ɪnˈteɡ·rɪ·t̬i/

integrity noun [ U ] (HONESTY)

the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles:

He was a man of the highest personal integrity.

integrity noun [ U ] (UNITY)

wholeness and unity:

The integrity of the play would be ruined by changing the ending.

(Definition of “integrity” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“integrity” in Business English

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integritynoun [ U ]

uk /ɪnˈteɡrəti/ us

the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles that you refuse to change:

He was a journalist of immense skill and integrity.

the quality of being whole and complete:

They do not independently check the integrity of the data that companies send to them.

(Definition of “integrity” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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