cor·​rec·​ti·​tude | \ kə-ˈrek-tə-ˌtüd How to pronounce correctitude (audio) , -ˌtyüd \

Definition of correctitude

: 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,, 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of correctitude

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for correctitude

blend of correct and rectitude

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The first known use of correctitude was in 1893

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correction line



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Last Updated

20 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Correctitude.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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