incorruptible

adjective

in·​cor·​rupt·​ible ˌin-kə-ˈrəp-tə-bəl How to pronounce incorruptible (audio)
: incapable of corruption: such as
a
: incapable of being bribed or morally corrupted
b
: not subject to decay or dissolution
incorruptibility noun
incorruptible noun
incorruptibly adverb

Example Sentences

He was trusted, respected, and completely incorruptible.
Recent Examples on the Web Rare Watches sale in Geneva last week, Christie’s once again piloted the use of an incorruptible digital certificate, dubbed Watch Certificate, recorded forever on the blockchain, to store the details of a particularly valuable lot. Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 11 Nov. 2022 And yet arguably the most important U.S. president during the height of the Gilded Age was the personally incorruptible Grover Cleveland. Colin Dueck, National Review, 9 Oct. 2022 In an environment plagued by poaching and corruption, Mzimba was known for being incorruptible — a stalwart of conservation. Rachel Nuwer, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Aug. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Incorruptible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incorruptible. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

incorruptible

adjective

in·​cor·​rupt·​ible ˌin-kə-ˈrəp-tə-bəl How to pronounce incorruptible (audio)
1
: not subject to decay
2
: incapable of being corrupted : honest
incorruptibility noun
incorruptibly adverb

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