Synonyms and Antonyms of corruption
the process by which dead organic matter separates into simpler substances
- The ancient Egyptians used special preservatives to spare their dead from complete corruption.
a sinking to a state of low moral standards and behavior
- The corruption of the upper classes eventually led to the fall of the Roman empire.
corruptness, debasement, debauchery, decadence, decadency, degeneracy, degeneration, degradation, demoralization, depravity, dissipatedness, dissipation, dissoluteness, perversion, rakishness, turpitude
immoral conduct or practices harmful or offensive to society
- Socrates was put to death because the ancient Athenians believed he was spreading corruption to their youth.
bad, badness, blackness, evil, evildoing, ill, turpitude, villainy, wickedness, wrong
atrociousness, evilness, heinousness, sinfulness, unscrupulousness, viciousness, vileness, villainousness
devilry (or deviltry), fiendishness
corruptness, debasement, degeneracy, degeneration, depravedness, dissoluteness, dissolution
indecency, lasciviousness, lechery, lewdness, looseness, perversion, pervertedness, wantonness
abomination, anathema, taboo (also tabu)
baseness, despicableness, dirtiness, lowness, meanness
lousiness, miserableness, wretchedness
honesty, honor, integrity, legitimacy, probity, rectitude, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, uprightness
goodness, righteousness, virtuousness
chastity, innocence, perfection, pureness, purity, spotlessness
cleanness, correctness, decency, decorousness, propriety, rightness, seemliness