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depraved

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adjective de·praved \di-ˈprāvd\

Simple Definition of depraved

  • : very evil : having or showing an evil and immoral character

Full Definition of depraved

  1. :  marked by corruption or evil; especially :  perverted

de·praved·ly play \-ˈprā-vəd-lē, -ˈprāvd-lē\ adverb
de·pra·ved·ness play \-ˈprā-vəd-nəs, -ˈprāvd-nəs\ noun

Examples of depraved

  1. the work of depraved minds

  2. He acted with depraved indifference to human suffering.



14th Century

First Known Use of depraved

14th century

Rhymes with depraved



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