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Definition of "rectitude" []

  • Moral uprightness; righteousness. (noun)
  • The quality or condition of being correct in judgment. (noun)
  • The quality of being straight. (noun)
  • Moral or religious correctness (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Correctness of judgment (noun)

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Use "rectitude" in a sentence
  • "Next, with the insolent assumption of superiority, which he founds on what he calls the rectitude of his purpose, he proposed we should both withdraw from a neighbourhood into which we could bring nothing but wretchedness. —"
  • "-- Next, with the insolent assumption of superiority, which he founds on what he calls the rectitude of his purpose, he proposed we should both withdraw from a neighbourhood into which we could bring nothing but wretchedness."
  • "Let the patricians speak for themselves, but to claim to be the bearers of American values and rectitude is just silly and outrageous. —"