Associations to the word «Corruption»


CORRUPTION, noun. The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery.
CORRUPTION, noun. The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.
CORRUPTION, noun. The product of corruption; putrid matter.
CORRUPTION, noun. The decomposition of biological matter.
CORRUPTION, noun. Bribing.
CORRUPTION, noun. (computing) The destruction of data by manipulation of parts of it, either by deliberate or accidental human action or by imperfections in storage or transmission media.
CORRUPTION, noun. The act of changing, or of being changed, for the worse; departure from what is pure, simple, or correct; as, a corruption of style; corruption in language.
CORRUPTION, noun. (linguistics) A debased or nonstandard form of a word, expression, or text, resulting from misunderstanding, transcription error, mishearing, etc.
CORRUPTION, noun. Something that is evil but is supposed to be good.
CORRUPTION OF BLOOD, noun. (legal) The doctrine in English common law that someone attainted of felony or treason has corrupt blood and so cannot inherit property and has no legal heirs.

Dictionary definition

CORRUPTION, noun. Lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain.
CORRUPTION, noun. In a state of progressive putrefaction.
CORRUPTION, noun. Decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation).
CORRUPTION, 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"; "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction".
CORRUPTION, 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".
CORRUPTION, 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".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.