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Synonyms for corruptkəˈrʌpt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corrupt(adj)

    lacking in integrity

    "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government"

    Synonyms:
    crooked, corrupted, tainted

    Antonyms:
    perfect, fresh, uncorrupted, incorruptible, incorrupt, unspoiled, antiseptic

  2. crooked, corrupt(adj)

    not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive

    Synonyms:
    round-backed, stooping, tainted, round-shouldered, corrupt, crooked, asymmetrical, corrupted, hunched, stooped

    Antonyms:
    incorruptible, perfect, uncorrupted, antiseptic, fresh, incorrupt, unspoiled

  3. corrupt, corrupted(adj)

    containing errors or alterations

    "a corrupt text"; "spoke a corrupted version of the language"

    Synonyms:
    crooked, corrupt, corrupted, debased, vitiated, tainted

    Antonyms:
    uncorrupted, unspoiled, incorruptible, incorrupt, antiseptic, fresh, perfect

  4. corrupt, tainted(verb)

    touched by rot or decay

    "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is archaic"

    Synonyms:
    crooked, corrupt, corrupted, tainted

    Antonyms:
    uncorrupted, fresh, incorrupt, unspoiled, antiseptic, incorruptible, perfect

  5. corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect(verb)

    corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

    "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"

    Synonyms:
    subvert, bring down, mislead, overthrow, alloy, misguide, twist, impair, misaddress, abuse, deflower, demoralise, cloud, misdirect, weaken, get down, debase, counteract, demoralize, sully, convolute, vitiate, profane, deject, lead astray, defile, desecrate, sophisticate, sabotage, load, countermine, mar, taint, overturn, stretch, invalidate, deprave, adulterate, dilute, twist around, undermine, buy, violate, grease one's palms, outrage, cast down, void, dispirit, depress, bribe, misuse, pervert, dismay, debauch, spoil, corrupt

    Antonyms:
    fresh, uncorrupted, incorrupt, antiseptic, perfect, unspoiled, incorruptible

  6. bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palms(verb)

    make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence

    "This judge can be bought"

    Synonyms:
    grease one's palms, pervert, spoil, vitiate, deprave, debauch, purchase, subvert, profane, defile, sully, debase, misdirect, demoralise, corrupt, taint, demoralize, buy, cloud, bribe

    Antonyms:
    fresh, unspoiled, incorrupt, uncorrupted, perfect, incorruptible, antiseptic

  7. defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud(verb)

    place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

    "sully someone's reputation"

    Synonyms:
    subvert, besmirch, fog, calumniate, foul, infect, overcast, becloud, befoul, maculate, slander, demoralise, dapple, cloud, misdirect, debase, pervert, demoralize, sully, defame, asperse, vitiate, profane, defile, obscure, mist, stain, haze over, taint, smear, denigrate, deprave, mottle, tarnish, buy, befog, grease one's palms, smirch, bribe, debauch, spoil, corrupt, obnubilate

    Antonyms:
    incorrupt, uncorrupted, unspoiled, incorruptible, perfect, antiseptic, fresh

  8. corrupt, spoil(verb)

    alter from the original

    Synonyms:
    pamper, subvert, violate, frustrate, scotch, botch, foil, baby, itch, bungle, go bad, deflower, muck up, impair, mishandle, bumble, plunder, demoralise, botch up, cloud, misdirect, blow, debase, screw up, pervert, demoralize, sully, bilk, fumble, flub, rape, profane, featherbed, ball up, defile, bollocks, baffle, bobble, mess up, taint, vitiate, thwart, deprave, bollocks up, mar, indulge, spoil, muff, buy, despoil, louse up, grease one's palms, cocker, foul up, cross, fluff, mollycoddle, bribe, coddle, bollix up, debauch, cosset, bollix, corrupt, bodge

    Antonyms:
    uncorrupted, perfect, incorruptible, unspoiled, incorrupt, antiseptic, fresh

Wiktionary

  1. corrupt(verb)

    Synonyms:
    corrupted

  2. corrupt(adjective)

    In a depraved state; debased; perverted; morally degenerate; weak in morals.

    Synonyms:
    corrupted

  3. corrupt(adjective)

    With lots of errors in it; not genuine or correct; in an invalid state.

    Synonyms:
    corrupted

  4. corrupt(adjective)

    In a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.

    Synonyms:
    corrupted

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. corrupt

    Rot is a strong word, ordinarily esteemed coarse, but on occasion capable of approved emphatic use; as, "the name of the wicked shall rot," Prov. x, 7; decay and decompose are now common euphemisms. A substance is decomposed when resolved into its original elements by any process; it is decayed when resolved into its original elements by natural processes; it decays gradually, but may be instantly decomposed, as water into oxygen and hydrogen; to say that a thing is decayed may denote only a partial result, but to say it is decomposed ordinarily implies that the change is complete or nearly so. Putrefy and the adjectives putrid and putrescent, and the nouns putridity and putrescence, are used almost exclusively of animal matter in a state of decomposition, the more general word decay being used of either animal or vegetable substances.

    Synonyms:
    decay, decompose, molder, putrefy, rot, spoil

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. corrupt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    putrefy, render putrid

  2. corrupt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    contaminate, taint, defile, pollute, infect, vitiate, spoil, adulterate, sophisticate, debase

  3. corrupt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    deprave, demoralize

  4. corrupt(a.)

    Synonyms:
    corrupted, infected, spoiled, tainted, vitiated, putrid, contaminated, unsound

  5. corrupt(a.)

    Synonyms:
    depraved, wicked, vicious, dissolute, profligate, reprobate, abandoned

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

corrupted, corruption, damaged, decadent, bribe, fraudulent, rotten, fraud, bribery


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