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corrupt

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of corrupt

  1. having or showing lowered moral character or standards <corrupt businessmen who are out to fleece the public> <corrupt business practices that should be investigated> Synonyms debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, dissipated, dissolute, jackleg, libertine, loose, perverse, perverted, rakehell (or rakehelly), rakish, reprobate, sick, unclean, unwholesome, warped Related Words bent [chiefly British], crooked, cutthroat, dishonest, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; contaminated, spoiled, tainted; bad, evil, immoral, iniquitous, miscreant, nefarious, sinful, vicious, wicked Near Antonyms incorruptible; ethical, honest, principled; good, moral, righteous, virtuous Antonyms pure, uncorrupt, uncorrupted




corrupt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of corrupt

  1. 1 to go through decomposition <a dead mouse corrupting in the walls produced a terrible smell> Synonyms break down, decay, decompose, disintegrate, fester, foul, mold, molder, perish [chiefly British], putrefy, rot, spoilRelated Words sour, turn, turn off [British]; contaminate, defile, pollute, taint; addle, curdle, ferment; mortify; rust; crumble, decline, degenerate, descend, deteriorate, dilapidate, sink, witherNear Antonyms age, develop, grow, mature, ripen; refresh, renew, restore; cleanse, purify; assemble, compose, integrate; ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate

  2. 2 to lower in character, dignity, or quality <some observers believe that grossly violent movies corrupt the people who watch them as well as the people who make them> Synonyms abase, bastardize, canker, cheapen, debase, debauch, degrade, demean, demoralize, deprave, deteriorate, lessen, pervert, poison, profane, prostitute, subvert, vitiate, warpRelated Words befoul, begrime, contaminate, defile, dilute, dirty, pollute, taint, thin, water down, weaken; descend; disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, shame, take down; blemish, damage, deface, destroy, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, mar, ruin, spoil, stain, tarnish, wreck; depreciate, downgradeNear Antonyms dignify, exalt, honor; ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect; clarify, clean, cleanse, purify, refine, restore; respectAntonyms elevate, ennoble, uplift

  3. 3 to influence someone with a bribe <he bragged about having corrupted half of the officials on the city council> Synonyms buy, bribe, have, pay off, squareRelated Words fix, tamper (with); abase, debase, debauch, defile, degrade, demean, deprave, dishonor, pervert, poison, profane, prostitute, subvert, taint, warp; allure, bait, beguile, entice, lead on, lure, seduce, tempt; motivate, provoke, spur, stimulate; goad, induce; flatter, persuade; snare, trap





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