venally
adverb see venal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Venally — Ve nal*ly, adv. In a venal manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • venally — See venal. * * * …   Universalium

  • venally — adverb In a venal fashion; mercenarily or in a manner subject to corruption …   Wiktionary

  • venally — adv. in a venal manner; corruptly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • venally — ve·nal·ly …   English syllables

  • venally — adverb in a corrupt and deceitful manner he acted dishonestly when he gave the contract to his best friend • Syn: ↑dishonestly, ↑deceitfully • Ant: ↑honestly (for: ↑dishonestly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • venal — venally, adv. /veen l/, adj. 1. willing to sell one s influence, esp. in return for a bribe; open to bribery; mercenary: a venal judge. 2. able to be purchased, as by a bribe: venal acquittals. 3. associated with or characterized by bribery: a… …   Universalium

  • deceitfully — adverb in a corrupt and deceitful manner he acted dishonestly when he gave the contract to his best friend • Syn: ↑dishonestly, ↑venally • Ant: ↑honestly (for: ↑dishonestly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • dishonestly — adverb in a corrupt and deceitful manner he acted dishonestly when he gave the contract to his best friend • Syn: ↑venally, ↑deceitfully • Ant: ↑honestly • Derived from adjective: ↑deceitful ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • venal — adjective Etymology: Latin venalis, from venum (accusative) sale; akin to Greek ōneisthai to buy, Sanskrit vasna price Date: 1652 1. capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration ; purchasable; especially open to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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