- guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery; lacking integrity; crooked: a corrupt judge.
- debased in character; depraved; perverted; wicked; evil: a corrupt society.
- made inferior by errors or alterations, as a text.
- infected; tainted.
- decayed; putrid.
- to destroy the integrity of; cause to be dishonest, disloyal, etc., especially by bribery.
- to lower morally; pervert: to corrupt youth.
- to alter (a language, text, etc.) for the worse; debase.
- to mar; spoil.
- to infect; taint.
- to make putrid or putrescent.
- English Law. to subject (an attainted person) to corruption of blood.
- to become corrupt.
Origin of corrupt
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Related Wordsvirtuous, pure, legitimate, uninvolved, honest, godlike, chaste, devotional, unsullied, pristine, angelic, spiritual, righteous, humble, hallowed, divine, sublime, revered, good, virginal
Examples from the Web for uncorrupt
You want roads, police, a skilled work force, an uncorrupt judiciary, and a military to protect you from foreign invasion?Why "You Didn't Build That" Stings the Successful
July 27, 2012
I was also uncorrupt before him: and eschewed mine own wickedness.David
Even he that leadeth an uncorrupt life, and doeth the thing which is right, and speaketh the truth from his heart.All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
History, like the air we breathe, must be in motion to keep us uncorrupt: otherwise its ancient homes are infectious.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete
He is universally beloved303 here, and every one allows, that he is as uncorrupt as his Master.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume II
Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
To whom when will modesty, and uncorrupt faith the sister of Justice, and undisguised truth, find any equal?The Works of Horace
- lacking in integrity; open to or involving bribery or other dishonest practicesa corrupt official; corrupt practices in an election
- morally depraved
- putrid or rotten
- contaminated; unclean
- (of a text or manuscript) made meaningless or different in meaning from the original by scribal errors or alterations
- (of computer programs or data) containing errors
- to become or cause to become dishonest or disloyal
- to debase or become debased morally; deprave
- (tr) to infect or contaminate; taint
- (tr) to cause to become rotten
- (tr) to alter (a text, manuscript, etc) from the original
- (tr) computing to introduce errors into (data or a program)
Word Origin and History for uncorrupt
mid-14c., from Old French corropt "unhealthy, corrupt; uncouth" (of language), and directly from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere "to destroy; spoil," figuratively "corrupt, seduce, bribe," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + rup-, past participle stem of rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.)). Related: Corruptly; corruptness.
mid-14c., "contaminate, impair the purity of," from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere (see corrupt (adj.)). Late 14c. as "pervert the meaning of," also "putrefy." Related: Corrupted; corrupting.