depravity

  • 1 Depravity — De*prav i*ty, n. [From {Deprave}: cf. L. pravitas crookedness, perverseness.] The state of being depraved or corrupted; a vitiated state of moral character; general badness of character; wickedness of mind or heart; absence of religious feeling… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Depravity — may refer to: Total depravity, a theological doctrine that derives from the Augustinian concept of original sin Lack of morality Sin, an act that violates a known moral rule Depravity (album), an album by A Plea for Purging See also Deprivation… …

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  • 3 depravity — de·prav·i·ty /di pra və tē/ n pl ties 1: the quality or state of being depraved 2: a corrupt act or practice Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 depravity — 1640s; see DEPRAVE (Cf. deprave) + ITY (Cf. ity). Earlier in same sense was pravity, from L. pravitas …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 depravity — [n] corruption, immorality abandonment, baseness, contamination, criminality, debasement, debauchery, degeneracy, degradation, depravation, evil, iniquity, lewdness, licentiousness, perversion, profligacy, sensuality, sinfulness, vice,… …

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  • 6 depravity — [dē prav′ə tē, diprav′ə tē] n. [altered (after DEPRAVE) < obs. pravity < L pravitas, crookedness] 1. a depraved condition; corruption; wickedness 2. pl. depravities a depraved act or practice …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 depravity — [[t]dɪpræ̱vɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT Depravity is very dishonest or immoral behaviour. [FORMAL] I have seen the absolute depravity that can exist in times of war. ...the righteous struggle between decency and depravity. Syn: immorality …

    English dictionary

  • 8 depravity — noun a) The state or condition of being depraved; moral debasement. Depravity in the oppressed is no apology for the oppressor. b) A particular depraved act or trait. There were men there who had committed merciless robberies, cruel murders,… …

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  • 9 depravity — noun the depravity of white slavers Syn: corruption, vice, perversion, deviance, degeneracy, immorality, debauchery, dissipation, profligacy, licentiousness, lechery, prurience, obscenity, indecency; wickedness, sin, iniquity; formal turpitude …

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  • 10 depravity — deprave ► VERB ▪ lead away from what is natural or right; corrupt. DERIVATIVES depravity noun. ORIGIN Latin depravare, from pravus crooked, perverse …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 depravity — noun (plural ties) Date: 1641 1. a corrupt act or practice 2. the quality or state of being depraved …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 depravity — /di prav i tee/, n., pl. depravities. for 2. 1. the state of being depraved. 2. a depraved act or practice. [1635 45; DEPRAVE + ITY] * * * …

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  • 13 depravity — A depraved act or the condition of being depraved. SYN: depravation …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 depravity — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abandonment, abjection, abjectness, abominableness, atrociousness, baseness, beggarliness, contemptibility, contemptibleness, corruptedness, corruption, corruptness, crumminess, debasement, decadence,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 depravity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. degeneracy, corruption, turpitude, degradation, perversion. See badness, deterioration, impurity. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. degradation, degeneracy, baseness, wickedness; see evil 1 . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 16 depravity — de|prav|i|ty [ dı prævəti ] noun uncount FORMAL behavior that is immoral or evil …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 depravity — de·prav·i·ty || dɪ prævÉ™tɪ n. corruption, perversion, immorality, degeneracy …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 depravity — n. 1. Degeneracy, depraved or depressed state, low condition, depravation, corruption. 2. Corruptness, corruption, wickedness, viciousness, demoralization, vice, immorality, license, iniquity …

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  • 19 depravity — n 1. corruption, corruptness, corrupt edness, perversion, depravation; demoralization, deterioration, corrosion, degradation, debasement, abasement, vitiation, degeneration, degeneracy, de generateness; adulteration, pollution, contamination,… …

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  • 20 depravity — de·prav·i·ty …

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