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

Other Words from incorruptible

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

Examples of incorruptible in a Sentence

He was trusted, respected, and completely incorruptible.
Recent Examples on the Web Bitcoin, which emerged out of the ashes of the 2008 financial crisis, first caught on among libertarians and anti-establishment activists who saw it as the cornerstone of a new, incorruptible monetary system. New York Times, 5 Jan. 2022 Yet Sankara’s reputation as a righteous, incorruptible figure still resonates across Africa, invoked by other beret-wearing firebrands as far as South Africa. New York Times, 9 Mar. 2022 The opposing team includes Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, a rare incorruptible cop, and, hovering in the middle, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle—jewel thief, part-time Catwoman, and, fitfully, the movie’s voice of social conscience. The New Yorker, 3 Mar. 2022 But Rangina had long admired Ghani, who as minister of finance in the early years of the republic acquired a reputation as a brilliant technocrat, arrogant but personally incorruptible. New York Times, 10 Dec. 2021 Beyond the financial freedom and incorruptible non-state digital monies offered by cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, Haseeb sees tremendous value in mainstream crypto use cases spanning NFTs, DeFi, blockchain gaming, and the metaverse. Leeor Shimron, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 Real or imagined, their hold over us is maintained by the concept of gold as physically incorruptible but yet also as an uncontested store of value over time. Luke Chittock, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 Aquino, who was fondly called Noynoy or Pinoy by many Filipinos and had an image as an incorruptible politician, battled poverty and frowned over excesses by the country’s elite. NBC News, 24 June 2021 On one side were experts at places like the World Health Organization: knowledgeable, incorruptible, authoritative, noble. Bret Stephens New York Times, Star Tribune, 3 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of incorruptible

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Incorruptible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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