[kuh-ruhp-tuh-buh l]


that can or might be corrupted.

Origin of corruptible

1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin corruptibilis < Latin corrupt(us) (see corrupt) + -ibilis -ible
Related formscor·rupt·i·bil·i·ty, cor·rupt·i·ble·ness, nouncor·rupt·i·bly, adverbnon·cor·rupt·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·cor·rupt·i·ble, adjectivenon·cor·rupt·i·ble·ness, nounnon·cor·rupt·i·bly, adverbun·cor·rupt·i·ble, adjectiveun·cor·rupt·i·ble·ness, nounun·cor·rupt·i·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for corruptible

corrupt, dishonest, purchasable, unethical, unprincipled, venal

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British Dictionary definitions for corruptible



susceptible to corruption; capable of being corrupted
Derived Formscorruptibility or corruptibleness, nouncorruptibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for corruptible

mid-14c., of material things, from Old French corroptible (14c.), from Late Latin corruptibilis "liable to decay, corruptible," from past participle stem of corrumpere (see corrupt). Of persons, from 1670s.

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