corrupt corrupt  /kə ˈrəpt/


  1. (v) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
  2. (v) make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
  3. (v) place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
  4. (v) alter from the original
  5. (adj) lacking in integrity
  6. (adj) not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
  7. (adj) containing errors or alterations
  8. (adj) touched by rot or decay


Derived Word(s)


  1. McCAIN: He should speak out that this is a corrupt, fraud, sham of an election.
  2. More than 80% of Chinese university students believe China's biggest companies are corrupt, according to a recent online poll.
  3. Burton's opponents called him partisan, hypocritical, corrupt, and just plain crazy.


  1. Thinking about money can corrupt you

    Thinking about money can corrupt you
    on June 17, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Prosecutor: John Martorano’s a charmer

    The Florida prosecutor who used admitted murderer John Martorano’s testimony to put away corrupt ex-FBI agent John J. Connolly said the former hit man apparently intimidated jurors at first but eventually charmed them. Martorano will be on the witness stand today in the federal trial of James “Whitey” Bulger, and defense attorneys have indicated they intend to discredit him.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  3. After 20 years, hunt for fugitive Sicilian Mafia boss intensifies

    Cosa Nostra boss Matteo Messina Denaro, believed to have killed 50 people, is protected by a network of family and allies, perhaps including corrupt officials. But investigators may be closing in. ROME — Each day, Giacomo Di Giralomo makes a point of asking, "Where are you, Matteo?" on his talk radio show, which is broadcast across western Sicily.        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

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