incorruptible

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French incorruptible, from Latin incorruptibilis. Surface analysis: in- +‎ corruptible.

Adjective[edit]

incorruptible (comparative more incorruptible, superlative most incorruptible)

  1. Incapable of being bribed or morally corrupted; inflexibly just and upright.
    Synonym: unbribable
    Antonym: corruptible
  2. Not subject to corruption or decay.
    • a. 1737, William Wake, Genuine Epistles of the Apostolic Fathers
      Let us run in the straight road the race that is incorruptible

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Noun[edit]

incorruptible (plural incorruptibles)

  1. (Christianity) A person whose body does not decompose after death, a sign of holiness.
  2. (historical) One of an ancient religious sect of Alexandria, whose adherents believed that the body of Christ was incorruptible, and that he suffered hunger, thirst, and pain only in appearance.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ecclesiastical Latin incorruptibilis. Synchronically analysable as in- +‎ corruptible.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.kɔ.ʁyp.tibl/

Adjective[edit]

incorruptible (plural incorruptibles)

  1. incorruptible

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

incorruptible (plural incorruptibles)

  1. incorruptible