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The act of extorting, or getting money, etc. by threats, misuse of authority, etc.
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  1. The act of extorting, or getting money, etc. by threats, misuse of authority, etc.
  2. An excessive or exorbitant charge.
  3. Illegal use of one's official position or powers to obtain property, funds, or patronage.
The quality of being unworthy to hold virtues or value.
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  1. The quality of being unworthy to hold virtues or value.
A depraved act or condition.
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  1. A depraved act or condition.
  2. A depraved condition; corruption; wickedness
  3. Moral corruption or degradation.
The act or process of degrading.
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  1. The act or process of degrading.
  2. A decline to a lower condition, quality, or level.
  3. A degrading or being degraded in rank, status, or condition
The act or practice of offering, giving, or taking a bribe.
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  1. The act or practice of offering, giving, or taking a bribe.
  2. The criminal act or practice of voluntarily giving, offering, receiving, or soliciting a bribe to influence the official conduct of a person in a position or office of public trust. See also kickback. The criminal act or practice of voluntarily giving, offering, receiving, or soliciting a bribe to influence the official conduct of a person in a position or office of public trust. See also kickback.
A person who deceives or who is not what he or she pretends to be; impostor; cheat
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  1. A person who deceives or who is not what he or she pretends to be; impostor; cheat
  2. One who assumes a false pose; an impostor.
  3. (--- Law) Intentional deception to cause a person to give up property or some lawful right
State, quality, or instance of being venal; willingness to be bribed or bought off, or to prostitute one's talents for mercenary considerations
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  1. State, quality, or instance of being venal; willingness to be bribed or bought off, or to prostitute one's talents for mercenary considerations
  2. The condition of being susceptible to bribery or corruption.
  3. The use of a position of trust for dishonest gain.
A false statement typically made with the intention to mislead. See fraud. A false statement typically made with the intention to mislead. See fraud.
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  1. A false statement typically made with the intention to mislead. See fraud. A false statement typically made with the intention to mislead. See fraud.
  2. Erroneous or false representation; an unfair or dishonest account or exposition; a false statement: as, to injure one's character by misrepresentations.
  3. Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, as of a principal in a matter of business, or of constituents in legislation.
Lack of honesty or integrity; improbity.
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  1. Lack of honesty or integrity; improbity.
  2. (Uncountable) The characteristic or condition of being dishonest.
  3. A dishonest act or statement; fraud, lie, etc.
The act of making an unreasonable profit not justified by the corresponding assumption of risk, or by doing so unethically
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  1. The act of making an unreasonable profit not justified by the corresponding assumption of risk, or by doing so unethically
Favoritism shown to relatives, esp. in appointment to desirable positions
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  1. Favoritism shown to relatives, esp. in appointment to desirable positions
  2. Favoritism shown or patronage granted to relatives, as in business.
(Law) A violation of duty by a person holding property in trust
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  1. (Law) A violation of duty by a person holding property in trust
Wrongdoing or misconduct, esp. by a public official; commission of an act that is positively unlawful
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  1. Wrongdoing or misconduct, esp. by a public official; commission of an act that is positively unlawful
  2. An unlawful act, particularly one committed by a public official. An unlawful act, particularly one committed by a public official.
Utilization of another person or group for selfish purposes:
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  1. Utilization of another person or group for selfish purposes:
  2. An advertising or publicity program.
  3. The act of employing to the greatest possible advantage:
The state of being crooked
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Corruption among public officials.
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  1. Corruption among public officials.
  2. The improper or corrupt act or conduct of public or official business for the sake of private gain.
A confused mixture or state of things; a jumble:
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  1. A confused mixture or state of things; a jumble:
  2. The act of shuffling cards.
  3. (Games) An act of shuffling cards, dominoes, or tiles.
A noisy confusion; loud and confused talk or activity; uproar
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  1. A noisy confusion; loud and confused talk or activity; uproar
  2. A device consisting of an oval or circular frame with a tight interlaced network of strings and a handle, used to strike a ball or shuttlecock in various games.
  3. A dishonest or fraudulent business or practice.
Foot rot.
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  1. Foot rot.
  2. The process of rotting or the condition of being rotten:
  3. Any of various diseases; esp., a necrotic inflammatory disease of specific organs or tissues of domestic animals, as foot rot
The quality of being rotten.
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The act of debasing or the state of being debased; a lowering, especially in character or quality.
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  1. The act of debasing or the state of being debased; a lowering, especially in character or quality.
  2. The lowering of the value of a currency by reducing the amount of valuable metal in the coins.
Sexual relations between a person and an animal
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  1. Sexual relations between a person and an animal
  2. Sexual relations between a human and an animal.
  3. Conduct or an action marked by depravity or brutality.
A depraved condition; corruption; wickedness
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  1. A depraved condition; corruption; wickedness
  2. A depraved act or practice
  3. Moral corruption or degradation.
The state or quality of being flagitious
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  1. The state or quality of being flagitious
Immoral behavior
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  1. Immoral behavior
  2. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being immoral; vice.
  3. An immoral act or practice; vice
Something perverted; abnormal form
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  1. Something perverted; abnormal form
  2. A sexual practice or act considered abnormal or deviant.
  3. Any of various sexual acts or practices deviating from what is considered normal; sexual deviation
An instance of this
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  1. An instance of this
  2. A base act.
  3. Depravity; baseness.
A character representing generalized or particular vice in English morality plays.
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  1. A character representing generalized or particular vice in English morality plays.
  2. A slight personal failing; a foible:
  3. (Brit.) vise
The state or condition of being villainous; wicked behaviour.
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  1. The state or condition of being villainous; wicked behaviour.
The fact or state of being villainous
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  1. The fact or state of being villainous
  2. Villainous conduct or action:
  3. Evil or vicious character or behaviour.
The state of being corrupt.
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Lack of honesty or integrity; improbity.
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  1. Lack of honesty or integrity; improbity.
  2. (Uncountable) The characteristic or condition of being dishonest.
  3. (Countable) An act which is fraudulent or otherwise dishonest.
Lack of probity; dishonesty
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  1. Lack of probity; dishonesty
The state of being crooked
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An error in language use within a single word, such as a mispronunciation.
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  1. An error in language use within a single word, such as a mispronunciation.
  2. The state of being primitive or lacking civilization
  3. The condition of having no civilizing influences or refined culture; ignorance or crudity:
A nonstandard usage or grammatical construction.
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  1. A nonstandard usage or grammatical construction.
  2. In written language, the intentional use of misspelling and/or incorrect grammar to effect the vernacular of a particular dialect.
  3. Erroneous or improper usage; absurdity.
A crudely indecent word or phrase; an obscenity.
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  1. A crudely indecent word or phrase; an obscenity.
  2. A word, phrase, or expression that is used widely but is regarded as nonstandard, unrefined, coarse, or obscene
  3. A word, phrase, or manner of expression used chiefly by uneducated people.
Find another word for corruption. In this page you can discover 51 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for corruption, like: extortion, baseness, depravity, degradation, bribery, fraud, fraudulence, venality, misrepresentation, dishonesty and profiteering.