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

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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.
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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 20 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of incorruptible

: very honest : incapable of being corrupted

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