correctitude

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

correct +‎ -itude

Noun[edit]

correctitude (usually uncountable, plural correctitudes)

  1. The quality of being correct
    • 1921, Lytton Strachey, Queen Victoria[1]:
      Leopold himself must have envied such perfect correctitude; but what may be admirable in an elderly statesman is alarming in a maiden of nineteen.
    • 1991 July 19, Harold Henderson, “The City File”, Chicago Reader:
      And these folks are worried about creeping political correctitude?"

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