Origin of venal
synonym study for venal
OTHER WORDS FROM venalve·nal·ly, adverbnon·ve·nal, adjectivenon·ve·nal·ly, adverbun·ve·nal, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH venalvenal , venial
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How to use venal in a sentence
Only someone working for the “Venal Perverted West” would question it.Putin’s Dream of Empire Doesn’t Stop at Crimea, Or Even Ukraine|Oleg Shynkarenko|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For there to be any chance, all parties have to stop the venal and viral vitriol.
Decadent, venal, ineffective, stratified, anxiety-ridden, stumbling from one declared crisis to the next—who wants that?
On the Daily Show, Gates piled on, calling Congress “venal and small.”Rep. David Price Remembers When a Less Partisan Congress Actually Worked|Eleanor Clift|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The stereotypical congressperson is venal, petty, self-interested, and oblivious to the consequences of his or her actions.
His largesses were abundant, and the uproar of vehement thanksgiving, was ever on the watch from the venal multitude.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
And there was abundant occasion: municipal affairs were corrupt, courts weak or venal, or both.The Letters of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
The youth had imbibed the venal corruption everywhere prevalent.
In racing and gambling they found their excitement; their consolation was the venal love of a ballet dancer.Vie de Bohme|Orlo Williams
He seems to have been sent to instruct and guide legislators in a venal and corrupt age.Beacon Lights of History, Volume IX|John Lord