in·​cor·​rupt·​ible | \ˌin-kə-ˈrəp-tə-bəl \

Definition of incorruptible 

: incapable of corruption: such as

a : not subject to decay or dissolution

b : incapable of being bribed or morally corrupted

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from incorruptible

incorruptibility \ˌin-​kə-​ˌrəp-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
incorruptible noun
incorruptibly \ˌin-​kə-​ˈrəp-​tə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of incorruptible in a Sentence

He was trusted, respected, and completely incorruptible.

Recent Examples on the Web

Brazil needs more hardworking teachers and honest school principals, dedicated municipal workers, crusading public-health officials, and incorruptible judges. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, "Brazil Is Moving Its Embassy to Jerusalem," 5 Nov. 2018 Unlike Trump, López Obrador is no political outsider, but a career politician who has managed to burnish his image as incorruptible and authentic. Kevin Sieff, Washington Post, "Mexico’s new president is a populist who railed against the ruling class. But he’s no Trump.," 1 July 2018 All of the parties that had abused our trust could wither away in favor of incorruptible machines. Gideon Lewis-kraus, WIRED, "The Blockchain: A Love Story—And a Horror Story," 18 June 2018 Human integrity can be infinitely compromised, but Powell is sure of one thing: dogs are incorruptible. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "It’s Pooches vs. Poachers in the Fight Against Wildlife Smugglers," 22 June 2018 All of the accounting and the settlements would be automated and incorruptible, so there would be no question as to whether the books were kosher. Gideon Lewis-kraus, WIRED, "The Blockchain: A Love Story—And a Horror Story," 18 June 2018 The queen finds comfort and vindication in its candid, incorruptible voice. Crista Leonard, Allure, "How the Smart Mirror Trend Is Changing the Beauty Industry," 8 May 2018 Rashid, by contrast, is seen as brutal but mysterious and incorruptible, a sort of slum Judge Dredd. The Economist, "Crime and punishmentA chilling story from Kenya," 8 Mar. 2018 The other one would be lonely and damaged but incorruptible: one with the sun, one with the moon. Josh Wigler, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Hard Sun' Creator on Show's "Visceral and Shocking" Violence," 8 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'incorruptible.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of incorruptible

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about incorruptible

Share incorruptible

Statistics for incorruptible

Last Updated

28 Nov 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for incorruptible

The first known use of incorruptible was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for incorruptible



English Language Learners Definition of incorruptible

: very honest : incapable of being corrupted

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on incorruptible

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with incorruptible

Spanish Central: Translation of incorruptible

Nglish: Translation of incorruptible for Spanish Speakers

Comments on incorruptible

What made you want to look up incorruptible? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to make faulty or ineffective

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!