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pravity

n.

"depravity," 1540s, from Latin pravitas "crookedness, distortion, deformity; impropriety, perverseness," from pravus "wrong, bad," literally "crooked."

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Historical Examples

  • The truth of the Moral Perceptions in man,—not, as the degenerate churches of our day teach, their pravity and blindness; 2dly.

    Studies of Christianity

    James Martineau

  • Sin seen from the thought is a diminution or loss; seen from the conscience or will, it is a pravity or bad.