depravity

[ dih-prav-i-tee ]
/ dɪˈpræv ɪ ti /

noun, plural de·prav·i·ties. for 2.

the state of being depraved.
a depraved act or practice.

Nearby words

  1. depp,
  2. depr.,
  3. depravation,
  4. deprave,
  5. depraved,
  6. deprecate,
  7. deprecating,
  8. deprecation,
  9. deprecative,
  10. deprecatory

Origin of depravity

First recorded in 1635–45; deprave + -ity

Related formsnon·de·prav·i·ty, noun, plural non·de·prav·i·ties.

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British Dictionary definitions for depravity

depravity

/ (dɪˈprævɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or an instance of moral corruption
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Word Origin and History for depravity

depravity

n.

1640s; see deprave + -ity. Earlier in same sense was pravity.

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