correctitude

noun cor·rec·ti·tude \ kə-ˈrek-tə-ˌtüd , -ˌtyüd \

Definition of correctitude

: correctness or propriety of conduct

Recent Examples of correctitude from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'correctitude.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of correctitude

blend of correct and rectitude


Learn More about correctitude


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up correctitude? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the quality or state of being insatiable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a-closeup-of-a-sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!