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synonyms for venal

  • amoral
  • corrupt
  • crooked
  • dishonest
  • immoral
  • unethical
  • unscrupulous
  • bent
  • buyable
  • conscienceless
  • double-dealing
  • mercenary
  • on the take
  • padded
  • purchasable
  • unprincipled
  • unprofessional
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antonyms for venal

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  • ethical
  • good
  • honest
  • moral
  • noble
  • principled
  • pure
  • right
  • scrupulous
  • trustworthy
  • truthful
  • uncorrupt
  • upright
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How to use venal in a sentence

His largesses were abundant, and the uproar of vehement thanksgiving, was ever on the watch from the venal multitude.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
And there was abundant occasion: municipal affairs were corrupt, courts weak or venal, or both.
THE LETTERS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
The youth had imbibed the venal corruption everywhere prevalent.
GREAT MEN AND FAMOUS WOMEN. VOL. 3 OF 8VARIOUS
In racing and gambling they found their excitement; their consolation was the venal love of a ballet dancer.
VIE DE BOHMEORLO WILLIAMS
He seems to have been sent to instruct and guide legislators in a venal and corrupt age.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IXJOHN LORD
Be corrupt, you have friends; stem the torrent of corruption, you open a thousand venal mouths against you.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. XI. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
Besides—money is all powerful in this venal country—how could I pay, a poor devil like me, the necessary price?
THE PASSENGER FROM CALAISARTHUR GRIFFITHS
There was a negative satisfaction in the fact that they were empty which the hapless Malay was not venal enough to appreciate.
THE SIEGE OF KIMBERLEYT. PHELAN
From that time Sparta became venal, and grew extremely fond of subsidies from foreign powers.
REFLECTIONS ON THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ANCIENT REPUBLICKSEDWARD WORTLEY MONTAGU
But he could meet those emergencies with the fortitude of a man already inured to the exactions of venal accomplices.
THE SHADOWARTHUR STRINGER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO VENAL

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  • exploited
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  • materialistic
  • mercenary
  • monetary
  • money-making
  • pecuniary
  • profitmaking
  • venal
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