morally bankrupt


: having or acting as if having no morals
a morally bankrupt politician

Examples of morally bankrupt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web McCarthy declined to be interviewed, perhaps because of the ways — feckless, morally bankrupt — your friendly columnist has described him. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2024 The urge to create an Islamic state gained further momentum in the second half of the twentieth century, as secular post-independence regimes in the Muslim world—politically authoritarian, economically inefficient, and morally bankrupt—failed to deliver power, wealth, or dignity to their peoples. Mohammed Ayoob, Foreign Affairs, 3 Apr. 2016 The morally bankrupt claims made by these groups are not representative of many of their members. WSJ, 18 Oct. 2023 What these companies have done is both legally and morally bankrupt. Mitchell Parton, Dallas News, 8 Sep. 2023 Billions series co-creators Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin have drawn inspiration from Steve A. Cohen, Elon Musk and other famous billionaires to create their powerful and morally bankrupt cast of characters. Sage Anderson, Rolling Stone, 15 Aug. 2023 Jane Adams is Nikki, a morally bankrupt record-label executive who’s worked with Jocelyn for years. Vulture, 4 June 2023 The twins pair up with a morally bankrupt big pharma family to open a state-of-the-art birthing center that promises to put the well-being of women and their children ahead of all else. Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2023

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“Morally bankrupt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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