Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Define 'Integrity'

Based on your online lookups, the #1 Word of the Year for 2005 was: INTEGRITY

According to Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year

1. integrity
Pronunciation: in-'te-gr&-tE
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English integrite, from Middle French &
Latin; Middle French integrité, from
Latin integritat-, integritas, from integr-, integer entire

1 : firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : INCORRUPTIBILITY
2 : an unimpaired condition : SOUNDNESS
3 : the quality or state of being complete or undivided :
COMPLETENESS
synonym see HONESTY

Click on each of the other words in the Top Ten List for their definitions in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:

2. refugee
3. contempt
4. filibuster
5. insipid
6. tsunami
7. pandemic
8. conclave
9. levee
10. inept

What was your most looked up word?

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