corruptible, bribable, dishonest, purchasable, venal(adj)
capable of being corrupted
"corruptible judges"; "dishonest politicians"; "a purchasable senator"; "a venal police officer"
of or pertaining to veins; venous; as, venal blood
capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration; made matter of trade or barter; held for sale; salable; mercenary; purchasable; hireling; as, venal services
Origin: [L. vena a vein.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vē′nal, adj. that may be sold or got for a price: held for sale: mercenary.—n. Venal′ity, quality of being venal: prostitution of talents or services for a reward.—adv. Vē′nally. [Fr.,—L. venalis—venus, sale; Gr. ōnē, purchase.]
vē′nal, adj. pertaining to a vein or veins: contained in the veins. [L. vena, a vein.]
The numerical value of venal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of venal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The result is likely to seem obstructionist and venal. It will be both, but that's the way it has been designed.
It will be difficult to cobble together a majority. The regime is likely to find it a nuisance. Individual deputies will have an incentive to make a lot of noise or to secure benefits for those who elected them, the result is likely to seem obstructionist and venal. It will be both, but that's the way it has been designed.
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