probity [ proh-bi-tee, prob-i- ]
1. integrity and uprightness; honesty.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH PROBITY
WORDS RELATED TO PROBITY
truthfulness, righteousness, sincerity, rightness, integrity, rectitude, morality, trustworthiness, justice, uprightness, worth, virtue, goodness, equity, fidelity, honor
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Origin: 1505–15; < Latin probitās uprightness, equivalent to prob(us) upright + -itās-ity
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR PROBITY
Nodding agreement, the other official dubbed the burst of probity around tax cuts “a newfound religion” for the GOP.
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But it clearly would have cast those shadows over the question of her general judgment and probity.
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His firmness, his moderation, his probity, place him more opposite to Napoleon than he stood in the field of Waterloo.
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Downright and plain dealing, and abhorring to be deceived or to deceive, he was esteemed in the country for his sense and probity.
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