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noun as in uprightness

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That was true most dramatically for New York City in the 1970s, though other cities such as Detroit and Chicago were hardly models of fiscal rectitude.

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The Victorians looked to it for lessons in Empire and moral rectitude.

Not a good look for a woman whose reputation is built on moral rectitude.

Liberal women, he claimed, helped cause the debt by “neutering American men,” which apparently undermined their fiscal rectitude.

For some, it may have been his personal rectitude after Bill Clinton.

Maybe it is his own reputation for rectitude, a reputation buttressed by the lack of scandals in his administration.

Over a range, therefore, of infinite extent, the principles of eternal rectitude are maintained.

He supposed that all men are born equally good, but that the temptations of the world at length destroy the original rectitude.

In the first place, the present state of society testifies to a neglect somewhere of inculcating habits of rectitude.

Both the purity of his nature and the rectitude of his judgment would have kept him straight.'

Woman's virtue is founded upon a modest countenance, precise behavior, rectitude, and a deficiency of suitors.


On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rectitude, such as: decency, honesty, integrity, morality, probity, and righteousness.

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