improbity

noun

im·​probity
(ˈ)im,
əm+
: lack of probity : lack of integrity or rectitude : dishonesty

Word History

Etymology

Middle French or Latin; Middle French improbité, from Latin improbitat-, improbitas, from improbus bad, dishonest (from in- in- entry 1 + probus good, honest) + -itat-, -itas- ity

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“Improbity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/improbity. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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