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noun [uncountable] integrity pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈteɡrəti/
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  1. 1
    the quality of always behaving according to the moral principles that you believe in, so that people respect and trust you

    She had a reputation for honesty and personal integrity.

    maintain/preserve your integrity:

    I trust we as a nation will maintain our integrity and influence.

    question/doubt someone’s integrity:

    Nobody could question the government’s integrity on this issue.

    1. a.
      the quality of behaving according to the rules and standards of your job or profession
      professional/artistic/political integrity:

      These guidelines do not compromise the professional integrity of teachers.

  2. 2
    formal the quality of being complete or whole, without any missing parts

    an obligation to defend the new state’s territorial integrity

    1. a.
      the quality of being in a good condition, without any damage or mistakes

      The accuracy of the analysis depends on the integrity of the data supplied.


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