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  Words related to corruption

Related / Similar Words: subversion, degeneracy, depravity, corruptness, putrescence, putridness, rottenness

 

Definition:
  • inducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony); "he was held on charges of corruption and racketeering";
  • destroying someone''s (or some group''s) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity; "corruption of a minor"; "the big city''s subversion of rural innocence";
  • moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels; its opium parlors; its depravity";
  • lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain;
  • decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation);
  • in a state of progressive putrefaction;

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    Hyponyms: infection, venality, jobbery

     

    Attributes: corrupt, incorrupt

     

    Derivational Morphology: corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect

     

     
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