Ignoble vs Corrupt - What's the difference?

ignoble | corrupt |


As adjectives the difference between ignoble and corrupt

is that ignoble is not noble; plebeian; common while corrupt is in a depraved state; debased; perverted; morally degenerate; weak in morals.

As a verb corrupt is

to make ; to change from good to bad; to draw away from the right path; to deprave; to pervert.

ignoble

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not noble; plebeian; common.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I was not ignoble of descent.
  • Not honorable; base.
  • * Shakespeare
  • A base, ignoble mind, / That mounts no higher than a bird can soar.
  • * Gray
  • far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife
  • Not a true or "noble" falcon; said of certain hawks, such as the goshawk.
  • Synonyms

    * (common) common, plebeian, vulgar * (not honorable) degenerate, mean, base, despicable, dishonorable, reproachful, shameful, disgraceful, vile

    Antonyms

    * (common) noble * (not honorable) noble, honorable

    Derived terms

    * ignobility * ignobleness * ignobly

    Anagrams

    * ----

    corrupt

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • In a depraved state; debased; perverted; morally degenerate; weak in morals.
  • The government here is corrupt , so we'll emigrate to escape them.
  • * Shakespeare
  • At what ease / Might corrupt' minds procure knaves as ' corrupt / To swear against you.
  • Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; in an invalid state.
  • The text of the manuscript is corrupt .
    It turned out that the program was corrupt - that's why it wouldn't open.
  • In a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.
  • * Knolles
  • Who with such corrupt and pestilent bread would feed them.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "corrupt" is often applied: practice, state, country, nation, regime, city, government, person, man, politician, leader, mayor, judge, member, minister, file, database, document, woman.

    Quotations

    * , Genesis 6:11 *: The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

    Synonyms

    * corrupted

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make ; to change from good to bad; to draw away from the right path; to deprave; to pervert.
  • Don't you dare corrupt my son with those disgusting pictures!
  • * , Genesis 6:12
  • And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
  • To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify.
  • to corrupt language, or a holy text
  • To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.
  • * Bible, Matthew vi. 19
  • Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt .

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