CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: INTEGRITY

This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 4
CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: LURID
VOCABULARY: INTEGRITY
WORD FAMILY: noun
MEANING: having the following positive characteristics: honesty, decency, fairness, can be trusted.
EXAMPLE: Integrity is a characteristic that employers value in their members of staff.
STRESS: in-TEG-ri-ty


Quick test – Are these sentences logically correct?

1. I enjoy working with my boss and feel I can trust him because of his integrity.
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This is logical.

2. If we compromise our integrity this can have a positive impact not only on the respect that other people have for us, but also how we feel about ourselves.
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This is NOT logically correct – compromising integrity would have the opposite effect.

3. I feel disappointed that she compromised her integrity for an opportunity to make money by deceiving others.
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This is logical. To compromise your own or someone else’s integrity is a common expression.

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