Definition of improbity in English:

improbity

Line breaks: im|prob¦ity
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈprəʊbɪti
 
, -ˈprɒb-/

noun

[mass noun] formal
  • Lack of honesty and moral integrity.
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    • 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.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin improbitas, from improbus 'wicked', from in- 'not' + probus 'good'. Compare with probity.

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