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CORRUPTION





Definition:

  1. [noun] lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain
    Synonyms: corruptness

  2. [noun] in a state of progressive putrefaction
    Synonyms: putrescence, putridness, rottenness

  3. [noun] decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)

  4. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: degeneracy, depravity

  5. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: subversion

  6. [noun] 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"

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