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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 ?
Whosoever is found variable, and changeth manifestly without manifest cause, giveth suspicion of corruption.
Three kings protested to me, "that in their whole reigns they never did once prefer any person of merit, unless by mistake, or treachery of some minister in whom they confided; neither would they do it if they were to live again:" and they showed, with great strength of reason, "that the royal throne could not be supported without corruption, because that positive, confident, restiff temper, which virtue infused into a man, was a perpetual clog to public business.
If, then, we find any nature which having this inherent corruption cannot be dissolved or destroyed, we may be certain that of such a nature there is no destruction?
I became acquainted with the science of anatomy, but this was not sufficient; I must also observe the natural decay and corruption of the human body.
From a tradition that the weapon with which the Norwegian champion was slain, resembled a pear, or, as others say, that the trough or boat in which the soldier floated under the bridge to strike the blow, had such a shape, the country people usually begin a great market, which is held at Stamford, with an entertainment called the Pear-pie feast, which after all may be a corruption of the Spear-pie feast.
Worms of the riper grave unhid By any kindly coffin lid, Obscene and shameless to the light, Seethe in insatiate appetite, Through putrid offal; while above The hissing blow-fly seeks his love, Whose offspring, supping where they supt, Consume corruption twice corrupt.
Their emoluments of office, it is to be presumed, will not, and without a previous corruption of the House of Representatives cannot, more than suffice for very different purposes; their private fortunes, as they must allbe American citizens, cannot possibly be sources of danger.
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.
It is not difficult to discover, that a principle of this kind gives greater scope to foreign corruption, as well as to domestic faction, than that which permits the sense of the majority to decide; though the contrary of this has been presumed.
Nation and rank are lost In that vast-heaped corruption.
Paul in Corinthians, about corruption and incorruption; how that we are sown in dishonor, but raised in glory.
All this corruption was clear enough to every intelligent person, and we shall find it an object of constant satire by the authors of the age, but it was too firmly established to be easily or quickly rooted out.