taint of corruption


taint of corruption
Макаров: элементы коррупции

Универсальный англо-русский словарь. . 2011.

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  • taint — [[t]te͟ɪnt[/t]] taints, tainting, tainted 1) VERB If a person or thing is tainted by something bad or undesirable, their status or reputation is harmed because they are associated with it. [be V ed] Opposition leaders said that the elections had… …   English dictionary

  • taint — taint1 [teınt] v [T usually passive] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Partly from Anglo French teinter to color , from Latin tingere ( TINGE2); partly from Old French ataint, from ataindre ( ATTAIN)] 1.) if something bad taints a situation or person, it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • taint — 1. noun the taint of corruption Syn: trace, touch, suggestion, hint, tinge; stain, blot, blemish, stigma, black mark, discredit, dishonor, disgrace, shame 2. verb 1) the wilderness is tainted by pollution …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • taint — 1 verb (transitive usually passive) to make someone or something seem less pure and desirable by relating it to something unpleasant: be tainted by/with: a political reputation tainted by association with the Mafia 2 noun (singular) the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Corruption — Cor*rup tion (k?r r?p sh?n), n. [F. corruption, L. corruptio.] 1. The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corruption of blood — Corruption Cor*rup tion (k?r r?p sh?n), n. [F. corruption, L. corruptio.] 1. The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Taint — Taint, n. 1. Tincture; hue; color; tinge. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Infection; corruption; deprivation. [1913 Webster] He had inherited from his parents a scrofulous taint, which it was beyond the power of medicine to remove. Macaulay. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • taint — [n] contamination, corruption black mark, blemish, blot, contagion, defect, disgrace, dishonor, fault, flaw, infection, pollution, shame, smear, spot, stain, stigma; concepts 230,388 Ant. cleanliness, perfection taint [v] dirty, contaminate; ruin …   New thesaurus

  • taint — [tānt] vt. [prob. a merging of ME taynten, to touch (aphetic < ataynten,ATTAINT) + Anglo Fr teinter, to color < teint, pp. of OFr teindre < L tingere, to wet, moisten: see TINGE] 1. a) to affect with something physically injurious,… …   English World dictionary

  • corruption of blood — a legal taint that was one of the results of a conviction by attainder, that barred the attainted person from inheriting, retaining, or transmitting any estate, rank, or title, and that was abolished in England in 1870 and never was recognized in …   Useful english dictionary

  • corruption — noun a) The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery. It was necessary, by exposing the gross… …   Wiktionary

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