English noun: corruption
|1.||corruption (attribute) lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain|
|Narrower (hyponym)||infection, jobbery, venality|
|2.||corruption (state) in a state of progressive putrefaction|
|Synonyms||putrescence, putridness, rottenness|
|Broader (hypernym)||putrefaction, rot|
|3.||corruption (process) decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)|
|4.||corruption (attribute) moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||degeneracy, depravation, depravity, putrefaction|
|5.||corruption (act) destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity|
|Samples||Corruption of a minor.|
The big city's subversion of rural innocence.
|Broader (hypernym)||debasement, degradation|
|6.||corruption (act) inducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony)|
|Samples||He was held on charges of corruption and racketeering.|
|Broader (hypernym)||inducement, inducing|