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moral turpitude

conduct that is regarded as immoral.
an instance of such conduct.
Origin of moral turpitude
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Now, once more, I say, can you show the equal of this moral turpitude?

    Nuts and Nutcrackers Charles James Lever
  • They therefore constitute a higher degree of moral turpitude.

    The Basis of Morality Arthur Schopenhauer
  • When man nailed the Son of God to the cross, he reached the full height of his guilt, and the depth of moral turpitude.

    Elijah the Tishbite C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
  • They had neither so many ways nor so many means of sinning; but the sum of their moral turpitude was greater than ours.

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
  • In short, the moral turpitude of certain social circles of our society can be pilloried no better than by this sort of courtship.

    Woman under socialism August Bebel
  • Many times it implies no moral turpitude, even with those who believe in moral turpitude.

  • Disbarment is an extreme penalty in both countries, inflicted only for moral turpitude amounting usually to crime.

  • To call a man an Infidel, then, is tacitly to accuse him of a kind of moral turpitude.

    God and my Neighbour Robert Blatchford
Contemporary definitions for moral turpitude

evil character, lack of integrity's 21st Century Lexicon
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