HyperDic: corruption

English > 6 senses of the word corruption:
NOUNattributecorruption, corruptnesslack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery)
statecorruption, putrescence, putridness, rottennessin a state of progressive putrefaction
processcorruptiondecay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)
attributecorruption, degeneracy, depravation, depravity, putrefactionmoral perversion
actcorruption, subversiondestroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty
actcorruptioninducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony)
corruption > pronunciation
Soundskerah'pshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > corruption: 6 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaninglack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain.
Synonymcorruptness
Attributescorruptlacking in integrity
incorruptFree of corruption or immorality / immorality
NarrowerinfectionMoral corruption or contamination
jobberycorruptness among public officials
venalityprostitution of talents or offices or services for reward
BroaderdishonestyThe quality of being dishonest
Oppositeincorruptness, incorruptionCharacterized by integrity or probity
Spanishcorrupción
Catalancorrupció
English > corruption: 6 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningIn a state of progressive putrefaction.
Synonymsputrescence, putridness, rottenness
Broaderputrefaction, rotA state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
Spanishcorrupción, descomposición, podredumbre, putrefacción
Catalancorrupció, descomposició, podridura, putrefacció
English > corruption: 6 senses > noun 3, process
Meaningdecay of matter (as by rot or oxidation).
BroaderdecayThe process of gradually becoming inferior
Spanishcorrupción
Catalancorrupció
English > corruption: 6 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningMoral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral ... / moral principles.
Example"the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"
Synonymsdegeneracy, depravation, depravity, putrefaction
BroaderimmoralityThe quality of not being in accord / accord with standards of right or good conduct
Spanishcorrupción, degeneración, depravación
Catalancorrupció, degeneració, depravació
English > corruption: 6 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningDestroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity.
Example"corruption of a minor"
Synonymsubversion
Broaderdegradation, debasementchanging to a lower state (a less respected state)
Spanishcorrupción, perversión
Catalancorrupció, perversió
Verbscorruptcorrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
English > corruption: 6 senses > noun 6, act
Meaninginducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony).
Example"he was held on charges of corruption and racketeering"
Broaderinducement, inducingAct of bringing about a desired result

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