- corrupt, wicked, or perverted.
Origin of depraved
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- to make morally bad or evil; vitiate; corrupt.
- Obsolete. to defame.
Origin of deprave
Examples from the Web for depraved
Orwellian, Malthusian, barbarous, depraved…I think you get me.Conservatives Find Typo in Obamacare, Try to Kill People With It
July 22, 2014
The image of children being disposed of in such a barbaric and depraved manner outraged people across the world.Ireland’s ‘Mother and Baby Home’ Horror Goes Beyond Tuam’s Dead Infants
June 6, 2014
On his execution, state media accused Jang of leading a "dissolute, depraved life" and running up £6.4 million in gambling debts.The Women Behind the Throne in North Korea's 'Empire of Horror'
December 15, 2013
They seem to be something more like a brief interlude between his early acts of violence and their later, depraved culmination.Don’t Call Navy Yard Gunman Aaron Alexis a Veteran
September 18, 2013
Can you match the star to his or her depraved actions in the film?‘This Is the End’ Craziest Moments Quiz: Which Celeb Did What?
June 17, 2013
So hard it is, even for the most depraved, to stifle the last embers of the moral sense.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
Judging from your associate, I might with justice think you depraved.Night and Morning, Complete
The most depraved of mortals has his moments of the higher vision.Sex=The Unknown Quantity
Then we should have had a drastic representation of the depraved derelicts.Maxim Gorki
He appealed to Zinzendorf, and found to his dismay that the Count was as depraved as the rest.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
- morally bad or debased; corrupt; perverted
- to make morally bad; corrupt; vitiate
- obsolete to defame; slander
Word Origin and History for depraved
late 14c., "corrupt, lead astray, pervert," from Old French depraver (14c.) or directly from Latin depravare "distort, disfigure;" figuratively "to pervert, seduce, corrupt," from de- "completely" (see de-) + pravus "crooked." Related: Depraved; depraving.