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Honesty vs Honor vs Integrity vs Probity

Honesty, honorintegrityprobity are comparable when meaning uprightness as evidenced in character and actions.

Honesty implies refusal to lie, steal, defraud, or deceive.

Honor (see also FAME ) adds to honesty the implication of high-mindedness or a nice sense of allegiance to the standards of one’s profession, calling, or position.

Integrity implies such rectitude that one is incorruptible or incapable of being false to a trust or a responsibility or to one’s own standards.

Probity stresses tried or proved honesty or integrity.