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See definition of corrupt on Dictionary.com
  • adj.dishonest
  • adj.debased, vicious
  • adj.adulterated, rotten
  • verbpervert; pollute

synonyms for corrupt

  • crooked
  • fraudulent
  • nefarious
  • rotten
  • shady
  • unethical
  • unscrupulous
  • untrustworthy
  • venal
  • base
  • bent
  • debauched
  • exploiting
  • fixed
  • foul
  • open
  • padded
  • profiteering
  • reprobate
  • tainted
  • bribable
  • double-dealing
  • extortionate
  • faithless
  • fast and loose
  • gone to the dogs
  • inconstant
  • iniquitous
  • knavish
  • mercenary
  • on the take
  • perfidious
  • praetorian
  • racket up
  • snide
  • treacherous
  • two-faced
  • underhanded
  • unfaithful
  • unprincipled
  • wide open
See also synonyms for: corrupted / corrupting
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antonyms for corrupt

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  • ethical
  • good
  • honest
  • honorable
  • moral
  • respectable
  • trustworthy
  • clean
  • pure
  • decent
  • helpful
  • high
  • kind
  • noble
  • principled
  • purified
  • sound
  • truthful
  • uncorrupt
  • upright
  • wholesome
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How to use corrupt in a sentence

It’s been good for so long among the tech-and-money class that quoting a film about a corrupt financier is too boring to warrant even warmed-over ennui.
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Written by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, the book tells the incredible tale of the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force, an elite plainclothes unit of the Baltimore Police Department tasked with getting guns and drugs off the streets.
THE ELITE BALTIMORE COPS WHO BECAME CRIMINALSMICHAEL FLETCHERMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Bonilla called Hank Rohn “the most corrupt person in Baja California” and repeated allegations that Hank Rohn had his own private kidnapping squad when he was mayor.
BORDER REPORT: THE GULF BETWEEN RHETORIC AND REALITYGUSTAVO SOLISMARCH 22, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The singer accused the Grammys of being “corrupt” after noting his absence from the nominees announced in November.
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These networks are not expected to corrupt vaccination programs that are supplied by reputable companies and administered by national governments, which account for nearly all vaccines available around the world.
'TIP OF THE ICEBERG': INTERPOL SAYS FAKE COVID-19 VACCINES WERE SMUGGLED ACROSS CONTINENTSSIMON SHUSTERMARCH 3, 2021TIME
Current President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to crush corruption and has taken on Zuma’s ally and ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule, who is widely seen as corrupt.
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He will tell you that evil communications corrupt good manners, and pitch defiles.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
It is tolerably certain that this is a corrupt form of the passage, and only makes the matter darker.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
The administration had been too corrupt, the exactions too heavy to be longer borne, when reform appeared to be within reach.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
Their speech is a dialect called Chabucano—a mixture of very corrupt Spanish and native tongues.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO CORRUPT

  • corrupt
  • depraved
  • dissolute
  • immoral
  • incontinent
  • incorrigible
  • licentious
  • profligate
  • shameless
  • sinful
  • uncontrolled
  • unprincipled
  • unrestrained
  • wanton
  • wicked
  • wild
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