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tr.v. de·praved, de·prav·ing, de·praves
To debase, especially morally; corrupt. See Synonyms at corrupt.

[Middle English depraven, to corrupt, from Old French depraver, from Latin dēprāvāre : dē-, de- + prāvus, crooked.]

dep′ra·va′tion (dĕp′rə-vā′shən) n.
de·prav′er n.
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Noun1.depravation - 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"


(= depraving)Verderbung f
(= depravity)Verderbtheit f, → Verworfenheit f


n. depravación.
References in classic literature ?
Thus a swarm of foolish novels and monstrous romances will be produced, either to the great impoverishing of booksellers, or to the great loss of time and depravation of morals in the reader; nay, often to the spreading of scandal and calumny, and to the prejudice of the characters of many worthy and honest people.
What befell Asdrubal or Caesar Borgia is as much an illustration of the mind's powers and depravations as what has befallen us.
Cela va de la corruption au trafic d'influence en passant par des agissements lies a la depravation.
Avec un style unique, le realisateur [beaucoup moins que] malmene [beaucoup plus grand que] le spectateur pour l'embarquer dans une symphonie, cynisme, depravation et drame.
A few examples: Is the Fall a matter of "going astray" rather than depravation (48)?
Proposals from the anti-abortion Committee for Legislative Initiative "Stop Paedophilia" seek to "protect children from depravation of so-called sex educators".
Briefly it states that a region's prosperity or social depravation is in direct proportion to its distance from a major decision-making centre.
Manama: Saudi Arabia is looking amending its anti-cybercrime law to allow legal proceedings against sites and networks that promote alleged sexual depravation, prostitution and atheism and target the Saudi society, according to reports.
Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, welcoming Kuwait's donation said: "I'm sure the second Kuwaiti contribution will represent for many Syrians, for millions of Syrians inside and outside the country the difference between life and death, the difference between human dignity and abject depravation.
Bebnin is a highly impoverished area of north Lebanon and the fact that the victims were transported to Minnieh for treatment demonstrates the extent of the state of depravation in the area
This law, nevertheless, is nothing but a tool to promote depravation for the benefit of few corrupt rich in Fata but is source of total deprivation for most in Fata.
Il a ajoute que sa localite a organise un certain nombre de conferences entre les composants tribales notamment apres la grande depravation qui s'est passee dans le tissu social faite par le Mouvement populaire de la region, indiquant que le programme du retour volontaire des deplaces de la ville Abu Karshola et son banlieue est bonne coordonne entre la localite et la Commission de l'aide humanitaire, et que les prochains jours vont connaEtre un retour regulier des deplaces dont le nombre est estime a environ 100000 personnes.