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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.
Aujourd'hui, cela continue a se faire, dans d'autres conditions, peut-etre encore pires, face a la corruption, au blanchiment des fonds, de la depravation.
Doing this to prevent the home having a charge against it to pay for care costs would usually be classed as intentional depravation of assets and it would be brought back into your mum's estate.
He said the Quran and the Holy Prophet would always remain supreme but the people believing in the Quran and the Holy Prophet were confronted with degradation and depravation as the colonial powers were shedding the Muslims blood in all parts of the world.
ti Tamaoho virtually landless by 1900 and resulted in socio-economic depravation, the effects of which can still be seen today, Mr Finlayson said.
My visit to the south today is to relay a very clear message from the state, which is that the south is a main partner in any developmental project," added the Minister, promising that the state of depravation the south suffered from for decades was gone forever.
Poland, like many other eastern countries of Europe, has still not yet recovered from the economic depravation of Communism so it is logical that they come here for a better life.
An area's depravation is in proportion to its distance from a major decisionmaking centre.
Hunger continued to claim lives in Thar as children suffered depravation of food and water in Mithi while the relief activities in the area has not been launched by the local government.
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.
When all corruption, depravation, mayhem, murder, plunder and pillage by the previous presidency is universally known, by making a hue and cry to bring back the architect of such anarchy, what is the message they are trying to give to the future generation?