Pronunciation of Corrupt
/kəɹˈʌpt/, /kəɹˈʌpt/, /k_ə_ɹ_ˈʌ_p_t/
Antonyms for corrupt:
Synonyms for corrupt:
emulate, decode, bestialize, deliver, buffer, light-fingered, sleazy, shifty, machiavellian, fly-by-night, unworthy, read, faithless, foxy, tricksy, sly, reboot, flagitious, hibernate, mendacious, boot, evil, animalize, evasive, untruthful, fast-talking, shonky, conniving, false, disreputable, brutalize, graceless, reallocate, duplicitous, generate, unprincipled, thieving, grubby, wily, scan, slippery, lowdown.
Other synonyms and related words:
adulterated, rotten (adjective)
debased, vicious (adjective)
dishonest, traitorous, fraudulent, mercenary, debauched, rotten, treacherous, untrustworthy, foul, cheating, bent, underhanded, deceitful, Deceiving, faithless, roguish, crooked, extortionate, unprincipled, Prevaricating, iniquitous, reprobate, double-faced, praetorian, perfidious, unscrupulous, tainted, devious, felonious, venal, dishonorable, bribable, immoral, crafty, base, insincere, turncoat, hypocritical, mendacious.
evildoing, sinister, degenerate, sadistic, scandalous, obnoxious, blameworthy, reprehensible, iniquitous, wicked, sinful, bad, perverse, indecent, wrongdoing, improper, villainous, depraved, lawbreaking, base, Misdoing, black, damnable, felonious, shocking, debauched, immoral, criminal, debased.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
defile, spoil, unscrupulous, corrupted, perverted, demoralise, sold-out, bribable, praetorian, underhand, sully, purchasable, dirty, demoralize, bribe, subvert, profane, buy, augean, corruptible, rotten, sneaky, debase, debauch, vitiated, taint, perverse, debased, sordid, immoral, depraved, venal, pervert, cloud, reprobate, putrid, crooked, imperfect, tainted, underhanded, misdirect, vitiate, deprave, dishonest, pretorian.
pervert; pollute (verb)
despoil, stain, decompose, violate, vitiate, abase, mar, decay, bastardize, undermine, subvert, outrage, warp, infect, disfigure, contaminate, debauch, bribe, abuse, adulterate, misuse, rot, spoil, debase, taint, degrade, putrefy, impair, deprave, animalize, demoralize, defile, deform.
Usage examples for corrupt:
- They hardly believe me; and say, " The Jews are corrupt and their books corrupt." - "Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846", James Richardson.
- It is a fact which we see stretching through all the times and all the nations of the dispersion, that however tyrannical the government, and however corrupt the belief, still the separation of government from religion was never for a moment contemplated. - "Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom", T. W. Allies.
- Accordingly, he set them up to this wild and wicked auction, as it would have been, if it had been a real one,- corrupt and treacherous, as it was,- he set these lands up for the purpose of making that discovery, and pretended that the discovery would yield a most amazing increase of rent. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.