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Synonyms for corruptionkəˈrʌp ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corruptness, corruption(noun)

    lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain

    Synonyms:
    depravation, subversion, rottenness, corruption, putrefaction, putridness, degeneracy, putrescence, corruptness, depravity

  2. putrescence, putridness, rottenness, corruption(noun)

    in a state of progressive putrefaction

    Synonyms:
    depravation, subversion, rottenness, corruption, putrefaction, putridness, degeneracy, putrescence, corruptness, depravity

  3. corruption(noun)

    decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)

    Synonyms:
    depravation, rottenness, subversion, putrefaction, putridness, degeneracy, putrescence, corruptness, depravity

  4. corruption, degeneracy, depravation, depravity, putrefaction(noun)

    moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles

    "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity"; "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"

    Synonyms:
    putrescence, rottenness, rot, subversion, decadency, decadence, rotting, putrefaction, degeneracy, depravity, turpitude, putridness, depravation, decomposition, corruption, degeneration, corruptness

  5. corruption, subversion(noun)

    destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity

    "corruption of a minor"; "the big city's subversion of rural innocence"

    Synonyms:
    depravation, rottenness, subversion, putrefaction, putridness, degeneracy, putrescence, corruptness, depravity, corruption, subversive activity

  6. corruption(noun)

    inducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony)

    "he was held on charges of corruption and racketeering"

    Synonyms:
    depravation, rottenness, subversion, putrefaction, putridness, degeneracy, putrescence, corruptness, depravity

Wiktionary

  1. corruption(noun)

    Synonyms:
    worsening, spoiling, deterioration, destroying, ruining

  2. corruption(noun)

    Synonyms:
    erosion, deterioration

  3. corruption(noun)

    Synonyms:
    bastardization

  4. corruption(noun)

    The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery.

    Synonyms:
    depravity, contamination, soiling, adulteration, debasement, sinfulness, defilement, wickedness, tainting, dirtying, evil, impurity

  5. corruption(noun)

    The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.

    Synonyms:
    putrefaction, rotting, decay, decomposition, deterioration

  6. corruption(noun)

    The product of corruption; putrid matter.

    Synonyms:
    decay, putrescence, rot

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. corruption(n.)

    Synonyms:
    putrefaction, putrescence

  2. corruption(n.)

    Synonyms:
    defilement, contamination, pollution, infection, vitiation, adulteration, debasement

  3. corruption(n.)

    Synonyms:
    depravity, depravation, wickedness, demoralization, immorality, laxity, looseness of morals, want of principle


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