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Synonyms for corruption
kəˈrʌp ʃəncor·rup·tion

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Wiktionary

  1. corruptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    worsening, spoiling, deterioration, destroying, ruining

  2. corruptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    erosion, deterioration

  3. corruptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    bastardization

  4. corruptionnoun

    The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery.

    Synonyms:
    depravity, contamination, soiling, adulteration, debasement, sinfulness, defilement, wickedness, tainting, dirtying, evil, impurity

  5. corruptionnoun

    The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.

    Synonyms:
    putrefaction, rotting, decay, decomposition, deterioration

  6. corruptionnoun

    The product of corruption; putrid matter.

    Synonyms:
    decay, putrescence, rot

Princeton's WordNet

  1. corruptness, corruptionnoun

    lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain

    Synonyms:
    depravation, subversion, rottenness, putrefaction, putridness, degeneracy, putrescence, corruptness, depravity

  2. putrescence, putridness, rottenness, corruptionnoun

    in a state of progressive putrefaction

    Synonyms:
    depravation, subversion, rottenness, putrefaction, putridness, degeneracy, putrescence, corruptness, depravity

  3. corruptionnoun

    decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)

    Synonyms:
    depravation, rottenness, subversion, putrefaction, putridness, degeneracy, putrescence, corruptness, depravity

  4. corruption, degeneracy, depravation, depravity, putrefactionnoun

    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"; "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"

    Synonyms:
    putrescence, rottenness, rot, subversion, decadency, decadence, rotting, putrefaction, degeneracy, depravity, turpitude, putridness, depravation, decomposition, degeneration, corruptness

  5. corruption, subversionnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    depravation, rottenness, subversion, putrefaction, putridness, degeneracy, putrescence, corruptness, depravity, subversive activity

  6. corruptionnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    depravation, rottenness, subversion, putrefaction, putridness, degeneracy, putrescence, corruptness, depravity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. corruptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    putrefaction, putrescence

  2. corruptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    defilement, contamination, pollution, infection, vitiation, adulteration, debasement

  3. corruptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    depravity, depravation, wickedness, demoralization, immorality, laxity, looseness of morals, want of principle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. corruptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    putrefaction, decay, pollution, vitiation, improbity, venality, depravity, demoralization, dishonesty, bribery, subornation

    Antonyms:
    incorruption, honesty

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How to use corruption in a sentence?

  1. Nora Bensahel:

    Every indication so far is that President Ghani wants to work closely with the U.S. and shares a lot of U.S. concerns on issues like corruption and so on.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Let me tell you, I'm only interested in corruption, i don't care about politics. I don't care about Biden's politics.... I don't care about politics. But I do care about corruption, and this whole thing is about corruption... This is about corruption, and this is not about politics.

  3. Naguib Sawiris:

    Bureaucracy and corruption are married. You end bureaucracy, you kill corruption.

  4. Philip Kinisu:

    The fight against corruption is not a sprint.

  5. Hassan Rouhani:

    Our economy will not prosper as long as it is monopolised (by the government). The economy must be rid of monopoly and see competition, it must be freed of insider speculation, be transparent, all people must be aware of the statistics. If we can bring transparency to our economy, we can fight corruption.

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