corrupting corrupting  /kə ˈrəp tɪŋ/


  1. (adj) seducing into corrupt practices
  2. (adj) harmful to the mind or morals
  3. (adj) that infects or taints



  1. There are evangelical Protestants who believe strongly that Christianity should not get too close to the corrupting allure of government power.
  2. He exploded with contempt for the corrupting ways of Washington at one hearing in 1999.
  3. Faisal had a reverence for desert ways, and strove mightily to keep alien influences from corrupting his kingdom.


  1. The Scent Of Money Is Corrupting, Says Study

    New research done by University of Utah and Harvard researchers says that even the thought of of money is corrupting. Kristin Smith-Crowe, a management professor and co-author of the study stated “We were interested in why good people would do bad behavior.” Smith-Crowe continued on to say, “We certainly found that the love of money... Read more » The Scent Of Money Is Corrupting, Says Study is ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  2. Failed leadership and fallen sons

    Brown’s fall is a cautionary tale about the corrupting power of greed.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Washington Post


  1. Goodell said "even if you did not place bets, as you contend, your actions in funding the betting and your association with illegal gambling both violate the terms of your NFL Player Contract and expose you to corrupting influences...... one of the...
    on Aug 25, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source:

  2. "We worry about big money," said Democrat Barney Frank, who headed the negotiations. "I worry about big money having a corrupting influence, but it is reassuring to know that when public opinion gets engaged, it will win."
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Barney Frank Source: BBC News

  3. "The verdict shines a light on the corrupting influence of the big oil-service company that was allowed to control too much of our state. That control was part of the culture of corruption I was elected to fight. And that fight must always move...
    on Oct 27, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: Reuters

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