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Synonyms for corrupt
kəˈrʌptcor·rupt

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Wiktionary

  1. corruptadjective

    Synonyms:
    corrupted

  2. corruptadjective

    In a depraved state; debased; perverted; morally degenerate; weak in morals.

    The Government here is corrupt, so we'll emigrate to escape them.

    Synonyms:
    corrupted

  3. corruptadjective

    With lots of errors in it; not genuine or correct; in an invalid state.

    Synonyms:
    corrupted

  4. corruptadjective

    In a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.

    Who with such corrupt and pestilent bread would feed them.

    Synonyms:
    corrupted

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. corrupt

    Rot is a strong word, ordinarily esteemed coarse, but on occasion capable of approved emphatic use; as, "the name of the wicked shall rot," Prov. x, 7; decay and decompose are now common euphemisms. A substance is decomposed when resolved into its original elements by any process; it is decayed when resolved into its original elements by natural processes; it decays gradually, but may be instantly decomposed, as water into oxygen and hydrogen; to say that a thing is decayed may denote only a partial result, but to say it is decomposed ordinarily implies that the change is complete or nearly so. Putrefy and the adjectives putrid and putrescent, and the nouns putridity and putrescence, are used almost exclusively of animal matter in a state of decomposition, the more general word decay being used of either animal or vegetable substances.

    Synonyms:
    decay, decompose, molder, putrefy, rot, spoil

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. corruptverb

    Synonyms:
    spoil, deteriorate, impair, putrefy, vitiate, demoralize, debase, defile, contaminate, pollute, deprave

    Antonyms:
    mend, repair, purify, cleanse, correct, ameliorate, better

  2. corruptadjective

    Synonyms:
    defiled, polluted, vitiated, decayed, depraved, putrid, rotten, infected, tainted, profligate, contaminated

    Antonyms:
    pure, uncorrupt, undented

Princeton's WordNet

  1. corruptadjective

    lacking in integrity

    "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government"

    Synonyms:
    crooked, corrupted, tainted

    Antonyms:
    perfect, fresh, uncorrupted, incorruptible, incorrupt, unspoiled, antiseptic

  2. crooked, corruptadjective

    not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive

    Synonyms:
    round-backed, stooping, tainted, round-shouldered, crooked, asymmetrical, corrupted, hunched, stooped

    Antonyms:
    incorruptible, perfect, uncorrupted, antiseptic, fresh, incorrupt, unspoiled

  3. corrupt, corruptedadjective

    containing errors or alterations

    "a corrupt text"; "spoke a corrupted version of the language"

    Synonyms:
    crooked, corrupted, debased, vitiated, tainted

    Antonyms:
    uncorrupted, unspoiled, incorruptible, incorrupt, antiseptic, fresh, perfect

  4. corrupt, taintedverb

    touched by rot or decay

    "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is archaic"

    Synonyms:
    crooked, corrupted, tainted

    Antonyms:
    uncorrupted, fresh, incorrupt, unspoiled, antiseptic, incorruptible, perfect

  5. corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirectverb

    corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

    "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"

    Synonyms:
    subvert, bring down, mislead, overthrow, alloy, misguide, twist, impair, misaddress, abuse, deflower, demoralise, cloud, misdirect, weaken, get down, debase, counteract, demoralize, sully, convolute, vitiate, profane, deject, lead astray, defile, desecrate, sophisticate, sabotage, load, countermine, mar, taint, overturn, stretch, invalidate, deprave, adulterate, dilute, twist around, undermine, buy, violate, grease one's palms, outrage, cast down, void, dispirit, depress, bribe, misuse, pervert, dismay, debauch, spoil

    Antonyms:
    fresh, uncorrupted, incorrupt, antiseptic, perfect, unspoiled, incorruptible

  6. bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palmsverb

    make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence

    "This judge can be bought"

    Synonyms:
    grease one's palms, pervert, spoil, vitiate, deprave, debauch, purchase, subvert, profane, defile, sully, debase, misdirect, demoralise, taint, demoralize, buy, cloud, bribe

    Antonyms:
    fresh, unspoiled, incorrupt, uncorrupted, perfect, incorruptible, antiseptic

  7. defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloudverb

    place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

    "sully someone's reputation"

    Synonyms:
    subvert, besmirch, fog, calumniate, foul, infect, overcast, becloud, befoul, maculate, slander, demoralise, dapple, cloud, misdirect, debase, pervert, demoralize, sully, defame, asperse, vitiate, profane, defile, obscure, mist, stain, haze over, taint, smear, denigrate, deprave, mottle, tarnish, buy, befog, grease one's palms, smirch, bribe, debauch, spoil, obnubilate

    Antonyms:
    incorrupt, uncorrupted, unspoiled, incorruptible, perfect, antiseptic, fresh

  8. corrupt, spoilverb

    alter from the original

    Synonyms:
    pamper, subvert, violate, frustrate, scotch, botch, foil, baby, itch, bungle, go bad, deflower, muck up, impair, mishandle, bumble, plunder, demoralise, botch up, cloud, misdirect, blow, debase, screw up, pervert, demoralize, sully, bilk, fumble, flub, rape, profane, featherbed, ball up, defile, bollocks, baffle, bobble, mess up, taint, vitiate, thwart, deprave, bollocks up, mar, indulge, spoil, muff, buy, despoil, louse up, grease one's palms, cocker, foul up, cross, fluff, mollycoddle, bribe, coddle, bollix up, debauch, cosset, bollix, bodge

    Antonyms:
    uncorrupted, perfect, incorruptible, unspoiled, incorrupt, antiseptic, fresh

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. corruptverb

    Synonyms:
    putrefy, render putrid

  2. corruptverb

    Synonyms:
    contaminate, taint, defile, pollute, infect, vitiate, spoil, adulterate, sophisticate, debase

  3. corruptverb

    Synonyms:
    deprave, demoralize

  4. corruptadjective

    Synonyms:
    corrupted, infected, spoiled, tainted, vitiated, putrid, contaminated, unsound

  5. corruptadjective

    Synonyms:
    depraved, wicked, vicious, dissolute, profligate, reprobate, abandoned

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. corruptadjective

    Synonyms:
    spoiled, tainted, addled, rotten, decaying, vitiated, depraved, dissolute, venal, unprincipled, unscrupulous, vicious, purchasable, mercenary

  2. corruptverb

    Synonyms:
    rot, spoil, deprave, vitiate, pervert, debase, demoralize, defile, infect, pollute

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How to use corrupt in a sentence?

  1. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    hypocrites,- they master the art of concealing their distaste for others, while they invent lies to keep their biases and corrupt prejudices alive.

  2. Phil Robertson:

    The Thai government needs to show its sincerity about prosecuting traffickers by seriously stepping up efforts to protect witnesses who will point fingers at the corrupt officials and Rohingya trafficking gangs.

  3. Kari Lake:

    They wanted the MAGA movement to go away, and that's why they pushed the shoddy, shady, corrupt election on us. They wanted MAGA and everything President President Trump stood for to go away.

  4. Tacitus:

    The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Even in some republic nations they still fail to question the motives of their leaders who have gone astray or try to corrupt the nation.


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