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Meaning of "rectitude" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RECTITUDE

From Late Latin rectitūdō, from Latin rectus right, straight, from regere to rule.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RECTITUDE

rectitude  [ˈrɛktɪˌtjuːd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RECTITUDE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rectitude is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RECTITUDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Righteousness

Righteousness is an important theological concept in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Zoroastrianism. It is an attribute that implies that a person's actions are justified, and can have the connotation that the person has been "judged" or "reckoned" as leading a life that is pleasing to the god/s portrayed in these belief systems. William Tyndale remodelled the word after an earlier word rihtwis, which would have yielded modern English *rightwise or *rightways. He used it to translate the Hebrew root צדקים, tzedek, which appears more than five hundred times in the Hebrew Bible, and the Greek word δίκαιος, which appears more than two hundred times in the New Testament.

Definition of rectitude in the English dictionary

The definition of rectitude in the dictionary is moral or religious correctness. Other definition of rectitude is correctness of judgment.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RECTITUDE


altitude
ˈæltɪˌtjuːd
amplitude
ˈæmplɪˌtjuːd
aptitude
ˈæptɪˌtjuːd
attitude
ˈætɪˌtjuːd
certitude
ˈsɜːtɪˌtjuːd
exactitude
ɪɡˈzæktɪˌtjuːd
finitude
ˈfɪnɪˌtjuːd
fortitude
ˈfɔːtɪˌtjuːd
gratitude
ˈɡrætɪˌtjuːd
habitude
ˈhæbɪˌtjuːd
incertitude
ɪnˈsɜːtɪˌtjuːd
latitude
ˈlætɪˌtjuːd
longitude
ˈlɒndʒɪˌtjuːd
magnitude
ˈmæɡnɪˌtjuːd
multitude
ˈmʌltɪˌtjuːd
negritude
ˈniːɡrɪˌtjuːd
plenitude
ˈplɛnɪˌtjuːd
servitude
ˈsɜːvɪˌtjuːd
solitude
ˈsɒlɪˌtjuːd
verisimilitude
ˌvɛrɪsɪˈmɪlɪˌtjuːd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RECTITUDE

rectifiable
rectification
rectified
rectified spirit
rectifier
rectifies
rectify
rectilineal
rectilineally
rectilinear
rectilinearity
rectilinearly
rection
rectipetality
rectipetaly
rectirostral
rectiserial
rectitic
rectitis
rectitudinous

WORDS THAT END LIKE RECTITUDE

absolute magnitude
apparent magnitude
decrepitude
earthquake magnitude
inaptitude
ineptitude
inexactitude
infinitude
ingratitude
lassitude
line of latitude
line of longitude
order of magnitude
parallel of latitude
pulchritude
quietude
show-me attitude
similitude
the multitude
vicissitude
visual magnitude

Synonyms and antonyms of rectitude in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RECTITUDE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «rectitude» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of rectitude

Translation of «rectitude» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RECTITUDE

Find out the translation of rectitude to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rectitude from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rectitude» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

正直
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rectitud
570 millions of speakers

English

rectitude
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इंसाफ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الاستقامة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прямота
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

retidão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সততা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rectitude
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ketepatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geradheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

清廉潔白
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정직
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bener
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tánh ngay thẳng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அவ்வகையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रामाणिकपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

doğruluk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rettitudine
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prawość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прямота
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

corectitudine
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ευθύτητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

reg skape
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rectitude
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rettskaffenhet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rectitude

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RECTITUDE»

The term «rectitude» is regularly used and occupies the 105.709 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RECTITUDE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rectitude

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3 QUOTES WITH «RECTITUDE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rectitude.
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Joe Klein
For those of us who consider ourselves political moderates, life is a dispiriting slog, a sorry mix of rectitude and ineptitude.
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Rob Morrow
I love the idea of rectitude.
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Origen
Then, in the next place, we must know that every being which is endowed with reason, and transgresses its statutes and limitations, is undoubtedly involved in sin by swerving from rectitude and justice.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RECTITUDE»

Discover the use of rectitude in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rectitude and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Natural Principles of Rectitude for the Conduct of Man in ...
Through these books, scholars, interpreters, students, and non-academics alike can see the thoughts and beliefs of Americans who came before us.""
John Gros, 2009
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Divine Rectitude: Or, A Brief Inquiry Concerning the Moral ...
Or, A Brief Inquiry Concerning the Moral Perfections of the Deity; Particularly in Respect of Creation and Providence John Balguy. will appear either difficult or not difficult to be accounted for, according to the Ideas which' .we frame of the ...
John Balguy, 1733
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Odour of Rectitude
This book contains twelve tales taking place in Canada, the land of the midnight sun. Where the past lingers amid myriad voices of the wilderness. The stories are written in the narrative style of the author's other books.
Michael Eisele, Renate Erna Eisele, 2006
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Our Front Pages: 21 Years of Greatness, Virtue, and Moral ...
Collects select front pages of the parody newspaper, in a book that includes witty commentary and spans the twenty-one-year run of the publication.
The Onion, 2009
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Gravitas, Punctilio, Rectitude & Pippy Bags
Frank Key. So, I listened, and it became apparent soon enough that the great but neglected poet was reading from his Eclogues, or perhaps from his Pipistrelles. This latter, apart from being a type of bat, was a verse form devised by Beerpint, ...
Frank Key
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Three Philosophical Dialogues: On Truth, On Freedom of ...
T: If you distinguish carefully, he is, without any inconsistency, both free and a slave when he does not have rectitude. After all, it is never in his power to acquire rectitude when he doesn't have it; but it is always in his power to preserve it when  ...
Saint Anselm, Thomas Williams, 2002
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Just the Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in ...
S: No one in his right mind thinks otherwise. T: Then a will that cannot fall away from the rectitude of not sinning is freer than a will that can abandon that rectitude . S: I don't think anything could be more reasonably asserted. T: Now if something  ...
Michael Bruce, Steven Barbone, 2011
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Anselm
They must actually will rightly, and they must do so for the sake of rectitude itself. Anselm insists that one wills rightly because one possesses rectitude, and not the other way around: ''Now there is no doubt that a will wills rightly only because it ...
Sandra Visser, Thomas Williams, 2009
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The Quarterly Christian Spectator
Unite the intelligence of all the universe, beside Jehovah, in one mind ; and the rectitude of all, in one heart 5 and the strength of all, in one arm ; and you form that which is a moral ins.ect, when compared with the Creator. Give intelligence to ...
‎1819
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The Christian Spectator
Unite the intelligence of all the universe, beside Jehovah, in one mind ; and the rectitude of all, in one heart ; and the strength of all, in one arm ; and you form that which is a moral insect, when compared with the Creator. Give intelligence to ...
‎1819

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RECTITUDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rectitude is used in the context of the following news items.
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The BBC is worried about upsetting terrorists. How disturbing
By refusing to the word Daesh because it is pejorative, Lord Hall exposes a BBC mindset so wrapped up in its own rectitude that it has lost all touch with reality ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Que faire pour éviter la colère, l'impatience et la frustration ?
... latéralité, reconnaître les postures pathologiques du cheval, et comprendre comment elles contribuent à détruire la rectitude et l'intégrité physique de l'animal. «Cheval Savoir, Jun 15»
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An icon of rectitude remembered
Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi was a precious jewel for the nation said Vijayendra Saraswathi, pontiff of the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, at the 122nd ... «The Hindu, Jun 15»
4
Violence in Baltimore
Nonviolence, as a strategy, hinges on faith: It is a faith in ultimate moral rectitude and the perfectibility of systems of power. But that faith can be hard to find in ... «New York Times, Apr 15»
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Confused? You will be: Tories and Labour swap roles
With just three-and-a-half weeks to go to polling day, Labour are attempting to reinvent themselves as the party of fiscal rectitude, while the Tories are promising ... «The Week UK, Apr 15»
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La rectitude politique qui coûte cher
Mais reste qu'en considérant ces données, on doit avouer que la rectitude politique et sociale coûte cher! Bernard Mooney. DERNIÈRES NOUVELLES. «LesAffaires.com, Mar 15»
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Moral rectitude is mark of good leadership
Public rectitude has been defined as “honesty and correct moral behaviour”. Abiding by the rules and laws of the country is an essential element of moral ... «Times of Malta, Jan 15»
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La rectitude mène à la page vide
Avec le carnage contre Charlie Hebdo, ceux qui discourent sur l'éthique et la « responsabilité » de ceux qui s'expriment ont d'importantes révisions à faire. «Le Journal de Montréal, Jan 15»
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The road away from fiscal rectitude
In an interview with The Economic Times on Tuesday, Union minister of state for finance, Jayant Sinha hinted at tweaking of deficit targets set in the Fiscal ... «Livemint, Jan 15»
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: A movement instead of a moment
But real moral rectitude would not turn a blind eye to Michael Brown or Eric Garner. Nor to the hungry, the demonized, the poor or the stranger at the gate ... «MiamiHerald.com, Dec 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Rectitude [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/rectitude>. Apr 2020 ».
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