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venal

ve·nal

venal

 
 
pronunciation:
vi nl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: capable of acting dishonestly or wrongly in return for money or the like; open to accepting bribes; corrupt.
They'd taken him for a venal official but found that he was honest and couldn't be bribed.
synonyms:
bribable, corrupt, corruptible
antonyms:
honest, incorruptible
similar words:
crooked, dishonest, shady, unprincipled, unscrupulous, untrustworthy
definition 2: associated with or done in response to a bribe.
Voting in favor of relaxing the industry regulations was a venal act.
similar words:
corrupt, shady
definition 3: able to be obtained with a bribe or other corrupt means.
The gangster was released through a venal pardon.
derivations: venally (adv.), venality (n.)