1 dishonest, untrustworthy, dishonourable, underhand(ed), venal, Colloq crooked:
He got off by bribing a corrupt judge.
2 debased, depraved, perverted, subverted, evil, wicked, degenerate, degraded:
The inhabitants practised a corrupt form of Christianity.
3 debase, pervert, subvert, degrade, deprave, warp:
A funds manager could easily be corrupted by all that money.
4 adulterate, contaminate, pollute, taint, defile, infect, spoil, poison:
Drainage from the site has corrupted the purity of the water.
5 bribe, suborn, buy (off):
He thought he knew a juror who might be corrupted.