#WordOfTheDay – Can you guess what rectitude means?


We are continuing our #WordOfTheDay series with the word ‘rectitude.’ Anyone want to guess what it means?

Rectitude comes from the Latin noun ‘rectus,’ which means both “right” and “straight.”

The word means morally correct behavior or thinking; the quality or state of being correct in judgment or procedure.

This word shares similar meaning with decency, equity, fairness, integrity, principle, honor, justice, truthfulness, probity, honesty.

Look at these examples;

Aden’s rectitude inspired him to give his lottery winnings to charity.

My father’s clear, exhaustive and dignified style of treatment evidences his rectitude and nobility.

See you in the next class!

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