Synonyms for Venal:


avaricious (adjective)
acquisitive, Cadging, greedy, hoarding, usurious, monopolistic, miserly, possessive, avaricious, selfish, money-grubbing, sordid, mercenary, rapacious, grasping.
bribable (adjective)
bribable, corruptible (adjective)
crooked, purchasable, unscrupulous, unprincipled, mercenary, corrupt, buyable, dishonest.
dishonest (adjective)
purchasable (adjective)
buyable, purchasable.
unjust (adjective)
discriminatory, one-sided, partisan, uneven, unequal, foul, biased, partial, prejudiced, unfair, unjustifiable, unsportsmanlike, inequitable, unjust.


dubious, unprincipled, unscrupulous, deceitful, vicious, devious, untruthful, fraudulent, cunning. buyable, persuasion. self, praetorian, crooked. venal (noun)
purchasable, corruptible, dishonest, bribable, corrupt.

Other synonyms:

buyable, praetorian. crooked. unprincipled
Other relevant words:
corrupt, buyable, corruptible, bribable, crooked, praetorian, fraudulent, purchasable, dishonest, unscrupulous, unprincipled, vicious, deceitful.

Usage examples for venal

  1. Compared to the Spanish Government, that of France might almost have been considered virtuous, yet even there everything was venal – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley