[ in-kuh-ruhp-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˌɪn kəˈrʌp tə bəl /


not corruptible: incorruptible integrity.
that cannot be perverted or bribed: incorruptible by money.
that will not dissolve, disintegrate, decay, etc.: an incorruptible metal.

Nearby words

  1. incorrectly,
  2. incorrigibility,
  3. incorrigible,
  4. incorrupt,
  5. incorruptibility,
  6. incorruption,
  7. incoterms,
  8. incr.,
  9. incrassate,
  10. increase

Origin of incorruptible

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English word from Late Latin word incorruptibilis. See in-3, corruptible

Related formsin·cor·rupt·i·bil·i·ty, in·cor·rupt·i·ble·ness, nounin·cor·rupt·i·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for incorruptible


/ (ˌɪnkəˈrʌptəbəl) /


incapable of being corrupted; honest; just
not subject to decay or decomposition
Derived Formsincorruptibility or incorruptibleness, nounincorruptibly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for incorruptible



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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