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cor·rup·tion

 (kə-rŭp′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of corrupting.
b. The state of being corrupt.
2. Decay; rot.

corruption

(kəˈrʌpʃən)
n
1. the act of corrupting or state of being corrupt
2. moral perversion; depravity
3. dishonesty, esp bribery
4. putrefaction or decay
5. (Linguistics) alteration, as of a manuscript
6. (Linguistics) an altered form of a word
corˈruptionist n

cor•rup•tion

(kəˈrʌp ʃən)

n.
1. the act of corrupting or the state of being corrupt.
2. moral perversion; depravity.
3. perversion of integrity.
4. corrupt or dishonest proceedings.
6. debasement or alteration, as of language or a text.
7. an altered or debased form of a word.
8. putrefactive decay; rottenness.
9. any corrupting influence or agency.
[1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]
cor•rup′tion•ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corruption - lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain
infection - moral corruption or contamination; "ambitious men are led astray by an infection that is almost unavoidable"
venality - prostitution of talents or offices or services for reward
dishonesty - the quality of being dishonest
jobbery - corruptness among public officials
2.corruption - in a state of progressive putrefaction
putrefaction, rot - a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
3.corruption - decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)
decay - the process of gradually becoming inferior
4.corruption - moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity"; "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"
immorality - the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct; "the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction"
5.corruption - destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity; "corruption of a minor"; "the big city's subversion of rural innocence"
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
6.corruption - inducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony); "he was held on charges of corruption and racketeering"
inducing, inducement - act of bringing about a desired result; "inducement of sleep"

corruption

noun
1. dishonesty, fraud, fiddling (informal), graft (informal), bribery, extortion, profiteering, breach of trust, venality, shady dealings (informal), crookedness (informal), shadiness He faces 54 charges of corruption and tax evasion.
3. distortion, doctoring, falsification The name `Santa Claus' is a corruption of `Saint Nicholas'.
Quotations
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" [William Shakespeare Hamlet]
"All rising to great place is by a winding stair" [Francis Bacon Essays]
Proverbs
"One rotten apple spoils the barrel"

corruption

noun
2. Departure from what is legally, ethically, and morally correct:
Informal: crookedness.
3. A term that offends against established usage standards:
Translations
فَسَادفَساد، تَعَفُّـنكَلِمَـه مُحرَّفـه
korupcezkaženostzkomolenina
korruptionsvindelforvanskning
korruptio
korupcija
elferdített alakkorrupció
afbökunspilling
腐敗行為
타락
skomolenina
podkupovanje
korruption
การทุจริต
ayart mabozulmuş biçimrüşvetçilikyozlaşma
sự tham nhũng

corruption

[kəˈrʌpʃən] N
1. (= depravity) → perversión f, corrupción f
2. (= dishonesty) → corrupción f, venalidad f
3. [of language] → corrupción f (Comput) [of text, file] → corrupción f

corruption

[kəˈrʌpʃən] n
[person, organization] → corruption f
[data] → altération f (de données)

corruption

n
(= act, of person) → Korruption f; (by bribery also) → Bestechung f; (Comput, of data) → Zerstörung f
(= corrupt nature)Verdorbenheit f, → Verderbtheit f; (by bribery) → Bestechlichkeit f; (of morals)Verfall m; (of language, text)Korrumpierung f
(form, = decay of bodies etc) → Zersetzung f, → Fäulnis f

corruption

[kəˈrʌpʃn] ncorruzione f

corrupt

(kəˈrapt) verb
to make or become evil or bad. He was corrupted by the bad influence of two friends.
adjective
1. bad or evil. The government is corrupt.
2. impure. a corrupt form of English.
corˈruptible adjective
corˌruptiˈbility noun
corˈruption (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of corrupting.
2. a word that has changed considerably from its original form. Caterpillar is probably a corruption of the Old French word `chatepelose' meaning `hairy cat'.

corruption

فَسَاد korupce korruption Korruption διαφθορά corrupción korruptio corruption korupcija corruzione 腐敗行為 타락 corruptie korrupsjon korupcja corrupção коррупция korruption การทุจริต yozlaşma sự tham nhũng 腐败
References in classic literature ?
The Americans sometimes called their tutelar saint Tamenay, a corruption of the name of the renowned chief here introduced.
He now dug into the poor clergyman's heart, like a miner searching for gold; or, rather, like a sexton delving into a grave, possibly in quest of a jewel that had been buried on the dead man's bosom, but likely to find nothing save mortality and corruption.
Paul in Corinthians, about corruption and incorruption; how that we are sown in dishonor, but raised in glory.
They could tell the whole hateful story of it, set forth the inner soul of a city in which justice and honor, women's bodies and men's souls, were for sale in the marketplace, and human beings writhed and fought and fell upon each other like wolves in a pit; in which lusts were raging fires, and men were fuel, and humanity was festering and stewing and wallowing in its own corruption.
Eliza and Georgiana, evidently acting according to orders, spoke to me as little as possible: John thrust his tongue in his cheek whenever he saw me, and once attempted chastisement; but as I instantly turned against him, roused by the same sentiment of deep ire and desperate revolt which had stirred my corruption before, he thought it better to desist, and ran from me tittering execrations, and vowing I had burst his nose.
The Court, from that exclusive inner circle to its outermost rotten ring of intrigue, corruption, and dissimulation, was all gone together.
Discontented people might talk of corruption in the Commons, closeness in the Commons, and the necessity of reforming the Commons, said Mr.
Simpleness of diet was prescribed to them, roots, pottage, gruels, eating flesh but thrice a-week, because the accustomed feeding on flesh is a dishonourable corruption of the body; and behold, their tables groan under delicate fare
By a "gentleman of fortune" they plainly meant neither more nor less than a common pirate, and the little scene that I had overheard was the last act in the corruption of one of the honest hands--perhaps of the last one left aboard.
LAP, in the old obsolete language, signifies high; and UNTUH, a governor; from which they say, by corruption, was derived LAPUTA, from LAPUNTUH.
Now it was to hide something that had a corruption of its own, worse than the corruption of death itself-- something that would breed horrors and yet would never die.
All this tends to the prejudice of the truth and the corruption of history, nay more, to the reproach of the wits of Spain; for foreigners who scrupulously observe the laws of the drama look upon us as barbarous and ignorant, when they see the absurdity and nonsense of the plays we produce.