verb (used with object), de·based, de·bas·ing.
Examples from the Web for debased
Criminals and gangs were thought to be motivated by a debased sense of honor or a simple desire to seize property.Money and Guns: How We Escape Our Existential Dread|James Poulos|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We see the bad with the good, the debased and decadent with the sound and vital.
And it makes you wonder if journalism has not been so debased that foreign policy has become impossible.
The whole world of criticism and reviewing has been debased because the critic now is pressured to perform as part publicist.Letter to a Young Critic: William Giraldi Defends True Criticism|William Giraldi|September 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Latinas are debased by their poverty, thus making them accessible to any man with a few bucks.
The Dutch, who have retained in a debased form their own language, also engage largely in agriculture and viticulture.
They are not merely plebeian, they are low, debased, criminal.The Award of Justice|A. Maynard Barbour
No one can walk along our streets and not see how debased and sensual our tastes have become.The Germ|Various
Long oppression had not, on the whole, either blunted their intellects or debased their morals.Creed And Deed|Felix Adler
But this view of sacrifice is not merely a heathen, but a late and debased heathen conception.Gloria Crucis|J. H. Beibitz