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turpitude

noun tur·pi·tude \ˈtər-pə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

: a very evil quality or way of behaving

Full Definition of TURPITUDE

:  inherent baseness :  depravity <moral turpitude>; also :  a base act
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Examples of TURPITUDE

  1. <pictorial advertisements for chic clothing and fragrances in which drug addiction and other forms of moral turpitude are depicted as alternative fashion statements>

Origin of TURPITUDE

Middle French, from Latin turpitudo, from turpis vile, base
First Known Use: 15th century

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