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corruption   (Sound)

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〔 kәˋrʌpʃәn 〕


〔 kәˊrʌpʃәn 〕

Overview of noun corruption

The noun corruption has 6 senses

  • corruptness, corruption -- (lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain)

  • putrescence, putridness, rottenness, corruption -- (in a state of progressive putrefaction)

  • corruption -- (decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation))

  • corruption, degeneracy, depravation, depravity, putrefaction -- (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")

  • corruption, subversion -- (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")

  • 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")