Definition of depravity
- the depravities of war
- He is awed by its fabulous wealth but deeply troubled by what he sees as its moral depravity …
- —Nicholas D. Kristof
He was sinking into a life of utter depravity.
People were shocked by the depravity of her actions.
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: a very evil quality or way of behaving
: an evil or immoral act
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