Thesaurus

corrupt

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of corrupt

  1. having or showing lowered moral character or standards corrupt businessmen who are out to fleece the public corrupt business practices that should be investigated Synonyms of corrupt debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, dissipated, dissolute, jackleg, libertine, loose, perverse, perverted, rakehell (or rakehelly), rakish, reprobate, sick, unclean, unwholesome, warped Words Related to corrupt bent [chiefly British], crooked, cutthroat, dishonest, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; contaminated, spoiled, tainted; bad, evil, immoral, iniquitous, miscreant, nefarious, sinful, vicious, wicked Near Antonyms of corrupt incorruptible; ethical, honest, principled; good, moral, righteous, virtuous Antonyms of corrupt pure, uncorrupt, uncorrupted


corrupt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of corrupt

  1. 1 to go through decomposition a dead mouse corrupting in the walls produced a terrible smell Synonyms of corrupt break down, decay, decompose, disintegrate, fester, foul, mold, molder, perish [chiefly British], putrefy, rot, spoilWords Related to corrupt sour, turn, turn off [British]; contaminate, defile, pollute, taint; addle, curdle, ferment; mortify; rust; crumble, decline, degenerate, descend, deteriorate, dilapidate, sink, witherNear Antonyms of corrupt age, develop, grow, mature, ripen; refresh, renew, restore; cleanse, purify; assemble, compose, integrate; ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate

  2. 2 to lower in character, dignity, or quality some observers believe that grossly violent movies corrupt the people who watch them as well as the people who make them Synonyms of corrupt abase, bastardize, canker, cheapen, debase, debauch, degrade, demean, demoralize, deprave, deteriorate, lessen, pervert, poison, profane, prostitute, subvert, vitiate, warpWords Related to corrupt befoul, begrime, contaminate, defile, dilute, dirty, pollute, taint, thin, water down, weaken; descend; disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, shame, take down; blemish, damage, deface, destroy, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, mar, ruin, spoil, stain, tarnish, wreck; depreciate, downgradeNear Antonyms of corrupt dignify, exalt, honor; ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect; clarify, clean, cleanse, purify, refine, restore; respectAntonyms of corrupt elevate, ennoble, uplift

  3. 3 to influence someone with a bribe he bragged about having corrupted half of the officials on the city council Synonyms of corrupt buy, bribe, have, pay off, squareWords Related to corrupt fix, tamper (with); abase, debase, debauch, defile, degrade, demean, deprave, dishonor, pervert, poison, profane, prostitute, subvert, taint, warp; allure, bait, beguile, entice, lead on, lure, seduce, tempt; motivate, provoke, spur, stimulate; goad, induce; flatter, persuade; snare, trap



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