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Synonyms for corruption
kəˈrʌp ʃəncor·rup·tion

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Wiktionary

  1. corruptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    ruining, destroying, deterioration, spoiling, worsening

  2. corruptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    deterioration, erosion

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

  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:
    deterioration, decomposition, decay, rotting, putrefaction

  6. corruptionnoun

    The product of corruption; putrid matter.

    Synonyms:
    putrescence, rot, decay

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. Benewende Stanislas Sankara:

    The people's message is clear, and we've heard it. Injustice, never again ... Corruption, never again. Soon we'll settle the scores.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy, sanctimonious James Comey was Sanctimonious James Comey boss and made Andrew McCabe look like a choirboy. Sanctimonious James Comey knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI !

  3. Roger Barker:

    They have a responsibility to their shareholders to make certain that the company’s cash is not going towards sporting events mired in bribery and corruption allegations.

  4. Lawyer Yevgeny Smirnov:

    This case has been linked to the law that bans all those who are connected with the Foundation for Fighting Corruption from getting elected.

  5. Michael Lettieri:

    I don't really want to pick on Lopez Obrador here because none of Lopez Obrador opponents really did either, lopez Obrador anti-corruption approach has generally been panned by people in the anti-corruption community who prefer sort of very technical institutional solutions and Lopez Obrador's philosophy can kind of be distilled down to,' I will not be corrupt. I will be against corruption.' Lopez Obrador idea is that what has been lacking is the institutional will.


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