Are You Integrious?

Would you describe yourself as having integrity?

It’s a trick question. In modern English usage, there is no longer an adjective that applies to the noun “integrity”. I don’t know if this is a result of political, social or historical factors. It is ironic that a word that carries so much social cache is only expressible as a “thing”, a noun held in solitary confinement.

Integrity. A thing of beauty and truth.

Most people say they have it.

Many don’t know what it really means.

Some pretend to have it, but their own actions belie the truth.

The legal profession is at the crossroads. Are lawyers “technocrats” or “ethical professionals”? Is owing an iPad the true measure of what it means to be a lawyer? Is social media presence and SEO algorithmic ranking the key to financial success and establishing a professional reputation?

If you agree that it is a privilege and a solemn public duty to be a member of our noble profession, then please consider supporting The Integrious Project.

What is The Integrious Project?

Integrity does not have an officially recognized word to describe something or someone possessing this virtue.  This simple fact is absolute proof of the collective mindset that does not properly value the meaning of integrity. The Integrious Project is working to change that by re-introducing the word integrious into the English lexicon as the adjective of integrity.

IN-TEG-RI-OUS: adj. : Having or characterized by integrity

  • as defined by the integrious project

IN-TEG-RI-TY: noun : firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values

  • as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Be integrious. Spread the word.

Integrious the definition of integrity


4 Responses to “Are You Integrious?”

  1. Andrew Barovick Says:

    Antonin,
    It’s hard to beat “he is a man of integrity,” and since it’s such an important subject, I have no problem with the number of words needed to get the point across. But if I had to use one word, I like righteous or incorruptible. But I’m going to chew over integrious. I see some serious potential there.

  2. Antonin I. Pribetic Says:

    Andy,

    Thanks for visiting my blawg and for your righteously incorruptible comment. Your integriousity is appreciated.

    Antonin

  3. Beau Hodson Says:

    Antonin, Thank you for posting the integrious project to your blog. I look forward to your future posts regarding integrity in the legal profession, and am hoping you will start using the word “integrious” in your writings.

    Best, Beau Hodson

  4. Antonin I. Pribetic Says:

    You’re welcome, Beau. The legal profession needs constant reminders that integrious actions speak louder than the word integrity.

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