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Synonyms for corrupt
kəˈrʌpt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corrupt(adj)

    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, corrupt(adj)

    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, corrupted(adj)

    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, tainted(verb)

    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, misdirect(verb)

    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 palms(verb)

    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, cloud(verb)

    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, spoil(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. corrupt(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    corrupted

  2. corrupt(adjective)

    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. corrupt(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    corrupted

  4. corrupt(adjective)

    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. corrupt(v)

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

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

  2. corrupt(a)

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

    Antonyms:
    pure, uncorrupt, undented

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. corrupt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    putrefy, render putrid

  2. corrupt(v. a.)

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

  3. corrupt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    deprave, demoralize

  4. corrupt(a.)

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

  5. corrupt(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. corrupt(a)

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

  2. corrupt(v)

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

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How to use corrupt in a sentence?

  1. Teamsters President Jim Hoffa:

    After decades of hard work and millions of dollars spent, we can finally say that corrupt elements have been driven from the Teamsters and that the government oversight can come to an end.

  2. Matthew Broderick sister:

    I think I'm absolute living proof that this system is completely corrupt, my [ general practitioner ] didn't know I was Matthew Broderick sister and didn't care very much. But as soon as I got a hold of the guy at the hospital who knew who Matthew Broderick was, I was given the name of the head of the emergency room.

  3. Ted Harvey:

    We urge the Court to step in and demand action from the FEC, the American people demand that our most corrupt political figures answer for their transgressions.

  4. Kamal Hamdan:

    This confessional system is not only corrupt. It is built on vested interests by all the sects (whose leaders) keep their grip on their people... The politicians have devoured Lebanon.

  5. Labor Senator Sam Dastyari:

    This is not simply a witch-hunt or a look at Leighton Holdings. This will be a broader look at the larger issue of foreign corrupt practices and the failure of Australian law, and it will ask what can be done and how can we improve.

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