incorruptible

adjective
in·​cor·​rupt·​ible | \ ˌin-kə-ˈrəp-tə-bəl How to pronounce incorruptible (audio) \

Definition of incorruptible

: incapable of corruption: such as
a : incapable of being bribed or morally corrupted
b : not subject to decay or dissolution

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Other Words from incorruptible

incorruptibility \ ˌin-​kə-​ˌrəp-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce incorruptibility (audio) \ noun
incorruptible noun
incorruptibly \ ˌin-​kə-​ˈrəp-​tə-​blē How to pronounce incorruptibly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of incorruptible in a Sentence

He was trusted, respected, and completely incorruptible.
Recent Examples on the Web If Peters seems a parody of the lecherous clergyman and the ruthless academic, Mr. Sisman is a model of the incorruptible biographer. Ben Downing, WSJ, "‘The Professor and the Parson’ Review: Father of Lies," 31 Jan. 2020 But all this technology is of little help without a professional and incorruptible cadre of customs officials, which Nigeria lacks. Stephen Onyeiwu, Quartz Africa, "Nigeria needs a competent customs service, not border closure," 28 Oct. 2019 More important was that a candidate be seen as an honest and incorruptible person. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, "How Trump’s Emissaries Put Pressure on Ukraine’s New President," 26 Oct. 2019 The idealistic, morally incorruptible leader of the Autobots, there is no topping Optimus Prime. SI.com, "Ranking Film & TV Robots by How Good a Linesman They Would Make," 26 Aug. 2019 In his position at the forefront of Manhattan's legal and political scene, Morgenthau was widely acknowledged by allies and foes alike as effective, nonpartisan and incorruptible. Fox News, "Former Manhattan DA Morgenthau dead at 99," 22 July 2019 The internet was supposed to not only democratize information but also rationalize it—to create markets where impartial metrics would automatically surface the truest ideas and best products, at a vast and incorruptible scale. Zeynep Tufekci, WIRED, "The Internet Has Made Dupes—and Cynics—of Us All," 24 June 2019 In his position at the forefront of Manhattan’s legal and political scene, Morgenthau cultivated a dignified, above-the-fray presence, and was widely acknowledged by allies and foes alike as effective, nonpartisan and incorruptible. Los Angeles Times, "Robert Morgenthau, longest-serving Manhattan D.A. who inspired ‘Law & Order’ character, dies at 99," 21 July 2019 Muntz’s scheme, woven into incorruptible rope, had saved the touchdown. Stephen Witt, WIRED, "Apollo 11: Mission Out of Control," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of incorruptible

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Incorruptible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incorruptible. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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incorruptible

adjective
How to pronounce incorruptible (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of incorruptible

: very honest : incapable of being corrupted

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