depraved

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adjective de·praved \ di-ˈprāvd \

Definition of depraved

: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.

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Origin and Etymology of depraved


DEPRAVED Defined for English Language Learners

depraved

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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

: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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