I grow so tired of all this talk about the corruptness of the Chinese!
Hence, the corruptness and hollowness of all official transactions and political life.
She denounced the corruptness of the monks and clergy with a vigour which delighted their enemies.
The still darker side of the government can be seen when the ignorance and corruptness of the official class are brought to light.
The editors of Aristotle complain of the corruptness of his text; a far worse corruptness lies behind.
But seeing the corruptness of the world, even gratitude is nowadays reckoned among the virtues.
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.