- Righteously correct behavior or thinking. Righteousness.
|Root:||From the Latin word rectus. In Latin this means “right or straight”.|
“Rectitude is a perpetual victory, celebrated not by cries of joy but by serenity, which is joy fixed or habitual.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Did you know:
There is 1 person in Indiana with the name Rectitude. This makes it the 2,978,027th most popular name in the US.
What does it mean to have rectitude?
- Physical rectitude is a physical state of being. It means being straight or aligned like a ruler. Land, objects and people can all possess physical rectitude.
- Moral rectitude means conducting yourself with honor. This involves not becoming involved in plans or activities that may be nefarious or dishonest.
- Fiscal rectitude involves working responsibly to keep debts under control by handling your money well, spending cautiously and sensibly.
- Political rectitude is the rightness of people in their political relations. This includes the character of a nation or society as a whole.
This week, your word is Rectitude.
Let’s see it in a couple of sentences
- The rectitude of politicians is often questioned.
- Having a budget allows me to practice financial rectitude.
Go forth, friends. Words are powerful. Use them well.
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