Definition of correctitude in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈrɛktɪtjuːd/


[mass noun]
Correctness, especially conscious correctness in one’s behaviour: Athens, not to be outdone in correctitude under cold war conditions, did not intervene until the Spartans had gone home
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  • They decided last year that he was an un-electable oddball and national embarrassment - struggling to exude the requisite correctitude to be considered aldermanic, much less prime ministerial.
  • They looked upon religious correctitude as being of the utmost importance, and Halley's careful demeanor during the 1690s had the end result that he was successful in obtaining appointment to the Savilian Chair of Geometry in 1704.
  • I dare say you're in good company - good to a fault if correctitude engenders a kind of exclusivity.


Late 19th century: blend of correct and rectitude.

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