depraved

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adjective de·praved \di-ˈprāvd\

Definition of depraved

  1. :  marked by corruption or evil <a depraved attack>; especially :  perverted <the work of depraved minds>

depravedly

play \-ˈprā-vəd-lē, -ˈprāvd-lē\ adverb

depravedness

play \-ˈprā-vəd-nəs, -ˈprāvd-nəs\ noun

Examples of depraved in a sentence

  1. the work of depraved minds

  2. He acted with depraved indifference to human suffering.

Origin and Etymology of depraved

see deprave


First Known Use: 14th century


DEPRAVED Defined for English Language Learners

depraved

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adjective de·praved \di-ˈprāvd\

Definition of depraved for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

depraved

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adjective de·praved \di-ˈprāvd\

Legal Definition of depraved

  1. :  marked by moral corruption or perversion as shown by a capacity for extreme and wanton physical cruelty <the depraved state of mind of the murderer> <the depraved nature of the crime>



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