Definitions and Examples of corrupt, dishonest, untrustworthy
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
Dishonest or willing to act dishonestly in return for money or personal gain.
The politician was accused of being corrupt and accepting bribes.
Not truthful or trustworthy; prone to lying or cheating.
He was caught being dishonest about his qualifications on his resume.
Not reliable or dependable; not deserving of trust.
The salesman seemed untrustworthy and I didn't feel comfortable doing business with him.
Key Differences: corrupt vs dishonest vs untrustworthy
- 1Corrupt implies a willingness to act dishonestly for personal gain, often in a position of power.
- 2Dishonest describes someone who is not truthful or trustworthy, often in everyday situations.
- 3Untrustworthy suggests someone or something that is not dependable or reliable.
Effective Usage of corrupt, dishonest, untrustworthy
- 1Politics: Use corrupt to describe politicians or officials who abuse their power for personal gain.
- 2Business: Use dishonest or untrustworthy to describe people or companies that engage in unethical practices.
- 3Personal Relationships: Use these antonyms to describe people who are not honest or trustworthy in personal relationships.
The antonyms of noncorrupt are corrupt, dishonest, and untrustworthy. These words describe people or things that are not honest, fair, or trustworthy. Use them to describe politicians or officials who abuse their power, people or companies that engage in unethical practices, or individuals who are not honest or trustworthy in personal relationships.