the act of or state of being .
moral perversion; depravity.
perversion of integrity.
or dishonest proceedings.
debasement or alteration, as of language or a text.
a debased form of a word.
putrefactive decay; rottenness.
any influence or agency.
With every massacre, every national strike, every corruption scandal, we were found wanting, not least by ourselves.
Mandela: The Last Good Man Mark Gevisser December 4, 2013
Everyone knows the face of a woman is a source of corruption for men.
Judith Regan: Todd Akin and Republican Men’s World of Unicorns, True Love—and No Rape Judith Regan August 21, 2012
Torabi put equal blame on international aid and military organizations for fuelling the cycle of corruption.
Afghanistan’s Cycle of Corruption Mujib Mashal May 15, 2013
Unfortunately, he said these things just before he was forced to leave under a cloud of corruption.
The Only Hope for Mideast Peace Eric Alterman March 9, 2010
Silvio Berlusconi is back in Italian headlines, but not for his peccadilloes or corruption trials.
Silvio Berlusconi, Comeback Kid? Italy’s Ex-P.M. Leverages Euro Crisis Barbie Latza Nadeau June 29, 2012
There shall then be no corruption, which is the only evil thing about the body.
The City of God, Volume II Aurelius Augustine
His children are shadows—their life a dance, a sickness, a corruption.
A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
Moreover, corruption by bribes is not always the most effective kind.
History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I Myers Gustavus
It is the idleness, luxury and corruption of large cities which cause it to degenerate.
The Sexual Question August Forel
It would have been the largest fund of corruption ever known in the world.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 362, December 1845 Various
the act of corrupting or state of being corrupt
moral perversion; depravity
dishonesty, esp bribery
putrefaction or decay
alteration, as of a manuscript
an altered form of a word
mid-14c., of material things, especially dead bodies, also of the soul, morals, etc., from Latin corruptionem (nominative corruptio), noun of action from past participle stem of corrumpere (see corrupt). Of public offices from early 15c.; of language from late 15c.
the act of producing or causing to exist; the act of ; engendering. the fact of being . something that is or has been . the Creation, the original bringing into existence of the universe by God. the world; universe. creatures collectively. an original product of the mind, especially an imaginative artistic work: the creations […]
a powder, lotion, lipstick, rouge, or other preparation for beautifying the face, skin, hair, nails, etc. cosmetics, superficial measures to make something appear better, more attractive, or more impressive: The budget committee opted for cosmetics instead of a serious urban renewal plan. serving to beautify; imparting or improving beauty, especially of the face. used or […]
the doctrine that matter and all things were , substantially as they now exist, by an omnipotent Creator, and not gradually evolved or developed. (sometimes initial capital letter) the doctrine that the true story of the of the universe is as it is recounted in the Bible, especially in the first chapter of Genesis. the […]
having the quality or power of . resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc.; imaginative: creative writing. originative; productive (usually followed by of). Facetious. using or exaggerated or skewed data, information, etc.: creative bookkeeping. Contemporary Examples WATCH VIDEO of the 10 most creative ways Hollywood has destroyed the world, from On the Beach to Wall-E. […]