improbity

noun
im·​probity | \ (ˈ)im, əm+ \

Definition of improbity

: lack of probity : lack of integrity or rectitude : dishonesty

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History and Etymology for improbity

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 29 Jan. 2022.

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