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Corrupt (adjective)

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Corrúpt. adj. [from corrupt.] Vitious; tainted with wickedness; without integrity.

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying. Eph. iv. 29.

Corrupt, corrupt, and tainted in desire. Sh. M. W. of Winds.

These kind of knaves I know, which in this plainness
Harbour more craft, and more corrupter ends,
Than twenty silky ducking observants.
Shakes. King Lear.

Some, who have been corrupt in their morals, have yet been infinitely solicitous to have their children piously brought up. South's Sermons.

Sources: The Bible - Ephesians (3) · Shakespeare's King Lear (144) · Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor (95) · South, Robert (158)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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