- adj. 贪污的；用金钱买得的；贿赂的；贪赃枉法的
- n. (Venal)人名；(英)维纳尔
1、ven- "for sale" + -al.
2、字面意思就是：offered for sale, capable of being obtained for a price.
- venal (adj.)
- 1650s, "capable of being obtained for a price; that can be corrupted;" 1660s, "offered for sale," from French vénal, Old French venel "for sale" (of prostitutes, etc.; 12c.), from Latin venalis "for sale, to be sold; capable of being bribed," from venum (nominative *venus) "for sale," from PIE root *wes- (1) "to buy, sell" (cognates: Sanskrit vasnah "purchase money," vasnam "reward," vasnayati "he bargains, haggles;" Greek onos "price paid, purchase," oneisthai "to buy"). Typically with a bad sense of "ready to sell one's services or influence for money and from sordid motives; to be bought basely or meanly."
- 1. Ian Trimmer is corrupt and thoroughly venal.
- 2. Venal judges are a disgrace to a country.
- 3. A venal moving - van company had revealed her address.
- 4. Ellis was a venal, sly man.
- 埃利斯是个贪财 、 奸诈的人.
- 5. As that monstrosity of venal lust is no longer possible, it is no longer needed.
- 以金钱去购买淫欲的丑事既然不可能再存在下去, 那么也就不再有需要了.
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