correctitude

noun

cor·​rec·​ti·​tude kə-ˈrek-tə-ˌtüd How to pronounce correctitude (audio)
-ˌtyüd
: correctness or propriety of conduct

Examples of correctitude in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Neither the retro raunch that emits from Stephanie’s mouth nor the satire of present-tense political correctitude is funnier than it is labored by any wide margin. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 13 May 2022 Having the courage to call out white supremacists and neo-Nazis parading around with torches is derided as nothing more than political correctitude mashed up with fake news. Kevin Riordan, Philly.com, 27 Sep. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

blend of correct and rectitude

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of correctitude was in 1893

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“Correctitude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/correctitude. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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