venal


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capable of being bribed

ruthlessly seeking personal advantage

marked by dishonesty, especially in matters of public trust

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capable of being corrupted

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But the fury of tabloids, the venal stupidity of some people calling themselves journalists, the hatred of some users feeling stronger behind a keyboard, push me to speak of the pride, the love, respect and admiration I have for Marion, for staying so strong and intelligent in the face all these stupid and unfounded accusations.
But the fury of the tabloids, the venal stupidity of some people calling themselves journalists, the hatred of some users feeling stronger behind a keyboard, push me to speak of the pride, the love, respect and admiration I have for Marion, for staying so strong and intelligent in the face all these stupid and unfounded accusations.
He added, We look forward to the participation of popular and media in exposing the corrupt and venal who were disbanding the interests of the people in government departments .
Summary: Speaking at an event organised for young Emirati entrepreneurs at Dubai's Emirates Tower, Biden said that America's current electoral politics has become "petty, venal and mean".
An important issue in the recent election was whether we had substituted the crony socialism of the past with crony capitalism where the rich and the influential are alleged to have received land natural resources and spectrum in return for payoffs to venal politicians.
However, the wording suggests it to be aligned with the frequent raising of venal spears used to stoke the unending fire of bitterness and resentment that heats the cauldron of grievances in perpetuity.
I predict the venal young women will earn rich pickings touring schools and clubs warning the daft of the dangers of smuggling.
Lily rebels against her protective father's desire to make her marry a venal but wealthy creditor, and runs away with Deshi.
Naively I had assumed for years that African-Americans dealt in paranoia, I am now rudely aware that the venal claws of slavery are still firmly embedded.
The EU is seen in the Balkans as an institution that should discipline domestic politicians and make them rule justly and in keeping with the laws, making the right moves at the right time and not being venal.
Meanwhile, our Diddy David Cameron might not prove so venal, coming from an already rich family.
A performance based reward system also reduces chances that tax officers will fall for venal offers of tax-evaders.
The judges considered at length the merits of JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy, but ultimately concluded that the book's sins were venal compared with the competition," the BBC quoted the Literary Review as saying.
STAN GREEN, Rotton Park JACQUI Smith was quite right when she said that the public thought all politicians were venal, idiotic and stupid.
Our leader, David Cameron, believes it should be other politicians who, until recently, were the lowest of the low but now of course they have found others who are even more venal, namely bankers.