Definition for depraved (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), de·praved, de·prav·ing.
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|Michael Tomasky|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Patsy McGarry|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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'|The Telegraph|December 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Jacob Siegel|September 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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?|Kevin Fallon|June 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They flock into this town from all around, and represent the low, polluted, and depraved element of our race.The Forged Note|Oscar Micheaux
Let it not break into the abode of your soul—and by this I mean your own bodies—and make you depraved captives for life.
Alexander VI., his predecessor in the Vatican, had been a depraved man.Pictures Every Child Should Know|Dolores Bacon
Often at other times in the long season of night have I thought in what manner the life of mortals is depraved.The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.|Euripides
He couldn't even tell the authorities about this depraved character!Sam, This is You|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for depraved (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for depraved (2 of 2)
Word Origin for deprave
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.