Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Appropriate manners and behavior; propriety.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being correct

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. correct or appropriate behavior.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. correct or appropriate behavior

Etymologies

correct +‎ -itude (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I was looking at it in terms of interrogative correctitude.

    Michael Giltz: Books: Padgett Powell Has A Few Questions He'd Like To Ask

  • Perhaps lost in this Oliver Miles tempest is the fact that Britain now has to suffer through yet another exercise in political correctitude of revisiting the Iraq question - hasn't enough ink been spilled in this ongoing soap opera?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • If you're right you will be assured of your correctitude, and if you're wrong you'll see a fixter-in-training beginning a lifelong love affair with fixed-gear cycling.

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  • We've grown so fearful of words, so deathly afraid of expressed points of view, that we no longer feel free to articulate them unemcumbered by the heavy hand of political correctitude.

    And the Primetime Emmy For Outstanding Bleeper in a Heavy-Handed Role Goes To...

  • The German sense of correctitude was deeply shocked by this outbreak.

    The War in the Air

  • That reactionary curmudgeon Fred do NOT bother linking to him if you have any lingering political correctitude! has just written an essay titled "A Colony Again" in reaction to a WaPo piece on, well, graduate students who can't read.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • Some imp of perversity makes me think that it is a bit funny when two darlings of political correctitude seem to go up against each other.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Frank, do you feel you're a victim of political correctitude run amuck here?

    CNN Transcript Dec 1, 2005

  • And they got small satisfaction out of the Bench, which refused altogether to perceive the relentless correctitude of the behaviour of either party, and reproved the eagerness of Mrs. Rusper — speaking to her gently, firmly but exasperatingly as

    The History of Mr. Polly

  • Choice that is not willed is not choice at all; goodness by compulsion is not goodness, but merely correctitude -- the behaviour of a skilfully-devised mechanism, but possessing no _moral_ quality whatever.

    Problems of Immanence: studies critical and constructive

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