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rectitude

rec·ti·tude

rectitude

 
pronunciation:
rek tih tud
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: moral or ethical propriety; uprightness.
He was a man of honor and conducted himself with rectitude at all times.
synonyms:
good, integrity, principle, virtue
similar words:
decency, goodness, honesty, honor, impeccability, morality, probity, uprightness, virtuousness
definition 2: accuracy or rightness of judgment; correctness.
They were not convinced of the rectitude of the board's decision.
synonyms:
exactitude, rightness
similar words:
accuracy, justness
definition 3: straightness.
synonyms:
straightness
Word Parts
The word rectitude contains the following parts:
reg, rect, rig1 Latin root that means king, rule, guide; straight