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in·teg·ri·ty [in-teg-ri-tee] – Noun
Adherence to moral and ethical principles;
soundness of moral character; honesty.
Synonyms: rectitude, probity, virtue. See honor.
The word integrity comes from the same Latin root as "integer," or whole number. Like a whole number, a person of integrity is undivided and complete. This means that the ethical person acts according to her beliefs, not according to expediency. She is also consistent. There is no difference in the way she makes decisions from situation to situation, her principles don’t vary at work or at home, in public or alone.