939. Probity.

939. Probity.NOUN. probity, integrity, rectitude; uprightness &c. adj.; honesty, faith; honour; bonne foi [Fr.], good faith, bona fides [Lat.]; purity, clean hands.

fairness &c. adj.; fair play, justice, equity, impartiality, principle, even-handedness; grace.

constancy; faithfulness &c. adj.; fidelity, loyalty; incorruption, incorruptibility.

trustworthiness &c. adj.; truth, candor, singleness of heart; veracity &c. 543; tender conscience &c. (sense of duty) 926.

punctilio, delicacy, nicety; scrupulosity, scrupulousness &c. adj.; scruple; point, point of honour; punctuality.

dignity &c, (repute) 873; respectability, respectableness &c. adj; gentilhomme [Fr.], gentleman; man of honour, man of his word; fidus Achates [Lat.], preux chevalier [Fr.], galantuomo [It.]; truepenny, trump, brick; true Briton; white man * [U.S.].

court of honour, a fair field and no favour; argumentum ad verecundiam [Lat.].

VERB. be honourable &c. adj.; deal honorably, deal squarely, deal impartially, deal fairly; speak the truth &c. (veracity) 543; draw a straight furrow; tell the truth and shame the Devil, vitam impendere vero [Lat.]; show a proper spirit, make a point of; do one’s duty &c. (virtue) 944.

redeem one’s pledge &c. 926; keep one’s promise, be as good as one’s promise, be as good as one’s word; keep faith with, not fail.

give and take, audire alteram partem [Lat.], give the Devil his due, put the saddle on the right horse.

redound to one’s honour.

ADJ. upright; honest, honest as daylight; veracious &c. 543; virtuous &c. 944; honourable; fair, right, just, equitable, impartial, evenhanded, square; fair and aboveboard, open and aboveboard; white * [U.S.].

constant, constant as the northern star; faithful, loyal, staunch; true, true blue, true to one’s colours, true to the core, true as the needle to the pole; “marble-constant” [Antony and Cleopatra]; true-hearted, trusty, trustworthy; as good as one’s word, to be depended on, incorruptible.

straightforward &c. (ingenuous) 703; frank, candid, open-hearted.

conscientious, tender-conscienced, right-minded; high-principled, high-minded; scrupulous, religious, strict; nice, punctilious, correct, punctual; respectable, reputable; gentlemanlike.

inviolable, inviolate; unviolated, unbroken, unbetrayed; unbought, unbribed.

innocent &c. 946; pure, stainless; unstained, untarnished, unsullied, untainted, unperjured; uncorrupt, uncorrupted; undefiled, undepraved, undebauched; integer vitæ scelerisque purus [Lat.][Horace]; justus et tenax propositi [Lat.][Horace].

chivalrous, jealous of honour, sans peur et sans reproche [Fr.]; high-spirited.

supramundane, unworldly, other-worldly, overscrupulous.

ADV. honourable &c. adj.; bonâ fide; on the square, in good faith, honour bright, foro conscientiae [Lat.], with clean hands.

PHR. “a face untaught to feign” [Alexander Pope]; bene qui latuit bene vixit [Lat.][Ovid]; mens sibi conscia recti [Lat.]; probitas laudatur et alget [Lat.][Juvenal]; fidelis ad urnam [Lat.]; “his heart as far from fraud as heaven from earth” [Two Gentlemen]; loyaute m’oblige [Fr.]; loyauté m’oblige [Fr.]; “what stronger breastplate than a heart untainted?” [Henry VI].


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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