Meaning of improbity in English:


Pronunciation /ɪmˈprəʊbɪti/ /ɪmˈprɒbɪti/


mass nounformal
  • Lack of honesty and moral integrity.

    ‘It is the keenest spur to exertion and the surest of all guards against improbity.’
    • ‘The ruling party has distorted the history of the liberation struggle in this country beyond fiction, bigotry and improbity.’
    • ‘‘She does not accept red envelopes or construction kickbacks, indeed, never commits any form of improbity,’ he said.’


Late 16th century from Latin improbitas, from improbus ‘wicked’, from in- ‘not’ + probus ‘good’. Compare with probity.