What does the word rectitude mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Straightness.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Uprightness; integrity; accuracy.

Usage examples for rectitude

  1. If a man had told Dr. Channing that he lied, or had dashed a glass of wine in his face, the honor of Dr. Channing would still have remained unsullied, not because he was a minister, but because of a reason which is equally applicable to all other men- because of his moral rectitude and courage. – From the Easy Chair, series 3 by George William Curtis
  2. Having once been guilty, the returning path to rectitude is forever barred against him. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  3. It comes to know itself in the motives which satisfy it, in the zest and power of rectitude. – Modern American Prose Selections by Various
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