The central government in Kabul is corrupt and inefficient, and it inspires little or no loyalty among the people.
Woodson went on to decry those “corrupt” black politicians who were responsible for this as “moral traitors.”
He works within a corrupt system, in the sense that McCain tried to explain.
corrupt dictators and thieving bureaucrats of the world, beware.
Everyone who has studied civics in high school knows the corrupt side of pork.
But even apart from the possibility of a corrupt boss there is still a wide gap between the collective and the socialized agency.
Halloway is honest and clean, at least, while McCune is corrupt to the bone.
To the self-consecrated guardians of the Constitution this was as corrupt as offers of largesses to plebeians at Rome.
I "run down" the accountant because he was either ignorant or corrupt.
To 'correct' was in this and such like cases simply to 'corrupt.'
mid-14c., from Old French corropt "unhealthy, corrupt; uncouth" (of language), and directly from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere "to destroy; spoil," figuratively "corrupt, seduce, bribe," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + rup-, past participle stem of rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.)). Related: Corruptly; corruptness.
mid-14c., "contaminate, impair the purity of," from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere (see corrupt (adj.)). Late 14c. as "pervert the meaning of," also "putrefy." Related: Corrupted; corrupting.