depravity

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de·prav·i·ty

 (dĭ-prăv′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. de·prav·i·ties
1. Moral corruption or degradation.
2. A depraved act or condition.

depravity

(dɪˈprævɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
the state or an instance of moral corruption

de•prav•i•ty

(dɪˈpræv ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state of being depraved.
2. a depraved act or practice.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depravity - moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity"; "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"
immorality - the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct; "the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction"
2.depravity - a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practicedepravity - a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice; "the various turpitudes of modern society"
evildoing, transgression - the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"

depravity

noun corruption, vice, evil, criminality, wickedness, immorality, iniquity, profligacy, debauchery, viciousness, degeneracy, sinfulness, debasement, turpitude, baseness, depravation, vitiation the absolute depravity that can exist in times of war
Quotations
"No one ever suddenly became depraved" [Juvenal Satires]

depravity

noun
Translations

depravity

[dɪˈprævɪtɪ] Ndepravación f

depravity

[dɪˈprævɪti] n (= immorality) → dépravation f

depravity

depravity

[dɪˈprævɪtɪ] n (frm) → depravazione f
References in classic literature ?
The history of almost all the great councils and consultations held among mankind for reconciling their discordant opinions, assuaging their mutual jealousies, and adjusting their respective interests, is a history of factions, contentions, and disappointments, and may be classed among the most dark and degraded pictures which display the infirmities and depravities of the human character.
As Syria spirals towards new depravities, the fear is the heroes of Helmand may soon be put at more risk in a new theatre of war.
Clerks II'' is mostly about humiliating encounters with customers (Smith favorites Ben Affleck and Jason Lee make obnoxious cameo appearances), the parking lot depravities of Jay and Silent Bob (Jason Mewes and Smith, as always) and torturing the nerdy youngest kitchen slave, Elias (Trevor Ferhman), who suffers the exploitable dual weaknesses of being into Jesus and the Transformers.