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

Definition of incorruptible

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

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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.

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The idealistic, morally incorruptible leader of the Autobots, there is no topping Optimus Prime., "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 Photo: Planet Labs, Inc. Authorities must also rely on port officers and ship registrars in places as diverse as Sierra Leone and Palau to be incorruptible, well-trained and on high alert. Niharika Mandhana, WSJ, "Fake Signals and Illegal Flags: How North Korea Uses Clandestine Shipping to Fund Regime," 28 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of incorruptible

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of incorruptible

: very honest : incapable of being corrupted

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