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Only someone working for the “Venal Perverted West” would question it.

For there to be any chance, all parties have to stop the venal and viral vitriol.

Decadent, venal, ineffective, stratified, anxiety-ridden, stumbling from one declared crisis to the next—who wants that?

On the Daily Show, Gates piled on, calling Congress “venal and small.”

The stereotypical congressperson is venal, petty, self-interested, and oblivious to the consequences of his or her actions.

His largesses were abundant, and the uproar of vehement thanksgiving, was ever on the watch from the venal multitude.

And there was abundant occasion: municipal affairs were corrupt, courts weak or venal, or both.

The youth had imbibed the venal corruption everywhere prevalent.

In racing and gambling they found their excitement; their consolation was the venal love of a ballet dancer.

He seems to have been sent to instruct and guide legislators in a venal and corrupt age.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to venal, such as: amoral, corrupt, crooked, dishonest, immoral, and unethical.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.