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incorruptible

[in-kuh-ruhp-tuh-buh l] /ˌɪn kəˈrʌp tə bəl/
adjective
1.
not corruptible:
incorruptible integrity.
2.
that cannot be perverted or bribed:
incorruptible by money.
3.
that will not dissolve, disintegrate, decay, etc.:
an incorruptible metal.
Origin of incorruptible
1300-1350
First recorded in 1300-50; Middle English word from Late Latin word incorruptibilis. See in-3, corruptible
Related forms
incorruptibility, incorruptibleness, noun
incorruptibly, adverb
Synonyms
1. upright, righteous, unbribable.
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  • Some reckon it incorruptible; and if it be not, it is at least a great many years in rotting.

    The History of Louisiana Le Page Du Pratz
  • Tom of Bedford, the incorruptible, you know, only he fought cross that day.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • The post was an impersonal and incorruptible go-between, so he wrote frequently.

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  • We cannot maintain that all those who die in a state of excommunication, are incorruptible.

    The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
  • Viola, the Garibaldino, with whom he has lived for some years, calls him the incorruptible.

  • My opinion is that she was always in love with that incorruptible Capataz.

British Dictionary definitions for incorruptible

incorruptible

/ˌɪnkəˈrʌptəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being corrupted; honest; just
2.
not subject to decay or decomposition
Derived Forms
incorruptibility, incorruptibleness, noun
incorruptibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for incorruptible
adj.

mid-14c., in a physical sense, from Middle French incorruptible (14c.), or directly from Late Latin incorruptibilis, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + corruptibilis (see corruptible). From 1660s in a moral sense. Related: Incorruptibly.

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