Definition of corruptionist in US English:

corruptionist

noun

  • A person who practices or endorses corruption, especially in politics.

    • ‘The country will step up reforms of the government power of approval, fiscal system and personnel system in a bid to leave no spaces for corruptionists to hide.’
    • ‘Will not both be handed over as captives to a band of corruptionists?’
    • ‘Together these investigations and convictions are effectively countering the long tradition of impunity enjoyed by corruptionists.’
    • ‘The country's image and reputation has been blemished by certain persons at the top who are seen as criminals, fraudsters and corruptionists.’
    • ‘He might be a Father to Confederation, but like all Reformers, he was intent on destroying the offspring, was a hot-headed revolutionary, a brawler and corruptionist.’
    • ‘It is a fit organ for the millionaire corruptionist and the civilization that he is degrading.’
    • ‘Among them, he called them ‘foolish and homicidal corruptionists,’ and that was one of the weaker phrases that he used in describing these people.’
    • ‘Moreover, the demagogue and the corruptionist often work hand in hand.’
    • ‘It is not enough to only prepare the lists of corruptionists, he said, adding that the culprits should also be punished.’
    • ‘‘All corruptionists must be thoroughly investigated and dealt with without leniency,’ he said.’
    • ‘Great efforts were made by the corruptionists of the district to prevent his re-nomination, but when the convention met he received the votes of all but two counties.’
    • ‘‘The endeavor to punish corruptionists more severely and strengthen system improvement show that our Party is determined and able to deal with corruption and keep its members clean and honest,’ she said.’
    • ‘He wrote, ‘That newspaper has always sought to cover up political corruption and praise the corruptionists and the corrupted.’’
    • ‘What the state suffered at the hands of these corruptionists may be in part indicated by the following figures.’
    • ‘Economic growth must be used for better living conditions, for a socially balanced society, not for any mafia and corruptionists.’

Pronunciation

corruptionist

/kəˈrəpSH(ə)nəst/