corrupt


corrupt
01. The former president was obviously [corrupt], and is accused of having stolen millions of dollars from the country.
02. Suspicions of widespread [corruption] in government have resulted in the downfall of the presidency.
03. There is a lot of [corruption] in the police force, so you can usually avoid arrest by simply paying a bribe.
04. Distribution of medical supplies to the refugees is being complicated by [corruption] among the local authorities.
05. The President has been forced to resign, and is facing charges of [corruption] going back five years.
06. You can take anything over the border as long as you pay the price because the customs officials are so [corrupt].
07. Bribery and [corruption] are considered normal business practices in many countries throughout the world.
08. There are scandals and [corruption] in governments all over the world.
09. Tacitus once said that the more [corrupt] the state, the more numerous the laws.
10. Benjamin Disraeli once observed that when men are pure, laws are useless, and when men are [corrupt], laws are broken.
11. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that a man can never be perfect in a hundred years, but he may become [corrupt] in less than a day.
12. When the rebel forces of Nicaragua finally toppled the [corrupt] Somoza government, they knew they had the support of thousands of Nicaraguans of all classes.
13. For many decades, [corrupt] government officials drained public funds in Haiti.
14. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is in a state of near bankruptcy due to years of widespread [corruption] at all levels of government.
15. The Catholic Church became increasingly materialistic and [corrupt] during the fifteenth century.
16. In 1971, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was found guilty of [corrupt] election practices, but refused to resign.
17. A recent study stated that [corrupt] political elites and greedy business people in the developing world are putting private gain before the welfare of citizens and the economic development of their countries.
18. Mary Wollstonecraft once observed, "The two sexes mutually [corrupt] and improve each other."
19. In the 1400s, the scandalous and [corrupt] life of the higher clergy in Europe began to draw sharp criticism.
20. Paul Wolfowitz once noted that [corruption] drains resources and discourages investments; it benefits the privileged and deprives the poor.
21. Most Christian chant began in the Middle Ages, but it has been kept alive since that time, if often in [corrupt] versions.

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  • Corrupt — Cor*rupt , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corrupted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Corrupting}.] 1. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy. [1913 Webster] 2. To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corrupt — Cor*rupt (k?r r?pt ), a. [L. corruptus, p. p. of corrumpere to corrupt; cor + rumpere to break. See {Rupture}.] 1. Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound. [1913 Webster] Who with such corrupt and pestilent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corrupt — cor·rupt 1 /kə rəpt/ adj: having an unlawful or evil motive; esp: characterized by improper and usu. unlawful conduct intended to secure a benefit for oneself or another (as by taking or giving bribes) cor·rupt·ly adj cor·rupt·ness n corrupt 2 vt …   Law dictionary

  • corrupt — [adj1] dishonest base, bent, bribable, crooked, debauched, double dealing, exploiting, extortionate, faithless, fast and loose*, fixed, foul, fraudulent, gone to the dogs*, inconstant, iniquitous, knavish, mercenary, nefarious, on the take*, open …   New thesaurus

  • corrupt — mid 14c., from O.Fr. corropt unhealthy, corrupt; uncouth (of language), and directly from L. corruptus, pp. of corrumpere to destroy; spoil, figuratively corrupt, seduce, bribe, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + rup , pp. stem… …   Etymology dictionary

  • corrupt — vb deprave, debauch, pervert, *debase Analogous words: degrade, debase, *abase: *ruin, wreck: pollute, defile, *contaminate Contrasted words: reform, amend, *correct …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • corrupt — ► ADJECTIVE 1) willing to act dishonestly in return for money or personal gain. 2) evil or morally depraved. 3) (of a text or computer data) made unreliable by errors or alterations. 4) archaic rotten or putrid. ► VERB 1) make corrupt. 2) …   English terms dictionary

  • corrupt — [kə rupt′] adj. [ME < L corruptus, pp. of corrumpere, to destroy, spoil, bribe < com , together + rumpere, to break: see RUPTURE] 1. Obs. changed from a sound condition to an unsound one; spoiled; contaminated; rotten 2. deteriorated from… …   English World dictionary

  • Corrupt — Cor*rupt (k?r r?pt ), v. i. 1. To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To become vitiated; to lose purity or goodness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corrupt — ▪ I. corrupt cor‧rupt 1 [kəˈrʌpt] adjective 1. LAW using power in a dishonest or illegal way in order to get money or an advantage of some kind: • Swiss justice, in our experience, is as tough on corrupt bankers as it is on all other criminals. • …   Financial and business terms


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