moral turpitude


noun

conduct that is regarded as immoral.
an instance of such conduct.

Nearby words

  1. moral re-armament,
  2. moral rearmament,
  3. moral sense,
  4. moral support,
  5. moral theology,
  6. morale,
  7. moralise,
  8. moralism,
  9. moralist,
  10. moralistic

Origin of moral turpitude

First recorded in 1875–80

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