Definitions and Examples of guilty, corrupt, tainted
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
Responsible for a crime or wrongdoing; having committed an offense.
The jury found him guilty of embezzlement and sentenced him to prison.
Dishonest or immoral; willing to use power or authority for personal gain.
The politician was accused of being corrupt and accepting bribes from lobbyists.
Contaminated or polluted; morally corrupt or compromised.
The company's reputation was tainted after it was revealed that they had been using child labor in their factories.
Key Differences: guilty vs corrupt vs tainted
- 1Guilty refers specifically to a person who has committed a crime or offense.
- 2Corrupt describes a person who is dishonest or immoral and willing to use their power or authority for personal gain.
- 3Tainted refers to something that is contaminated or polluted, or someone whose moral character has been compromised.
Effective Usage of guilty, corrupt, tainted
- 1Legal Context: Use guilty to describe someone who has been convicted of a crime.
- 2Political Context: Use corrupt to describe politicians or officials who abuse their power for personal gain.
- 3Moral Context: Use tainted to describe something or someone whose moral character has been compromised.
The antonyms of cleanhanded describe a person's moral character or actions that are dishonest, immoral, or illegal. Guilty refers specifically to a person who has committed a crime, corrupt describes a person who is dishonest or immoral, and tainted refers to something or someone whose moral character has been compromised. These words can be used in legal, political, or moral contexts.