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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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 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

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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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