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Corruptness   Listen

The state of being corrupt.
Lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain.  Synonym: corruption.

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"Corruptness" Quotes from Famous Books

... the childlike vanity that transpires so innocently in his confidential home letters, and was only the weak side of his noble longing for heroic action, degenerated rapidly into loss of dignity of life, into an unseemly susceptibility to extravagant adulation, as he succumbed to surroundings, the corruptness of which none at first realized more clearly, and where one woman was the sole detaining fascination. And withal, as the poison worked, discontent with self bred discontent with others, and with his own ...
— The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2) - The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain • A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan

Words linked to "Corruptness" :   jobbery, corruption, incorruptness, dishonour, venality, corrupt, infection, dishonor, incorrupt, dishonesty

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