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I’m looking for a single word or short word group that describes doing the right thing for the right reason, or a person who does the right thing for the right reason

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  • The body question at the duplicate is 'I'm looking for a word to describe someone who is very driven by morality, constantly trying to do what they believe is morally right.' 'Righteous', 'scrupluous', 'upstanding', 'high-minded', 'principled' ... are suggested (though no single word for the 'practice', righteous conduct, itself). Perhaps 'propriety'. Commented Mar 11, 2020 at 20:28

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A word that describes doing the right thing for the right reason is, from Lexico

integrity
NOUN

1 The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.
a gentleman of complete integrity

A word that describes a person who has integrity, also in Lexico, is

principled
ADJECTIVE

1 (of a person or their behaviour) acting in accordance with morality and showing recognition of right and wrong.
a principled politician

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