Noun Definition


1.Definition: decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)

Category: General

2.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):subversion

Category: General

3.Definition: in a state of progressive putrefaction

Related Noun(s):putrescence, putridness, rottenness

Category: General

4.Definition: 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"

Category: General

5.Definition: lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain

Related Noun(s):corruptness

Category: General

6.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):degeneracy, depravation, depravity, putrefaction

Category: General