noun[mass noun] formal
Lack of honesty and moral integrity.
More example sentences
- It is the keenest spur to exertion and the surest of all guards against improbity.
- The ruling party has distorted the history of the liberation struggle in this country beyond fiction, bigotry and improbity.
- ‘She does not accept red envelopes or construction kickbacks, indeed, never commits any form of improbity,’ he said.
late 16th century: from Latin improbitas, from improbus 'wicked', from in- 'not' + probus 'good'. Compare with probity.
Definition of improbity in:
- The US English dictionary