Definition of depravity
1 : a corrupt act or practice <the depravities of war>
2 : the quality or state of being corrupt, evil, or perverted : the quality or state of being depraved <He is awed by its fabulous wealth but deeply troubled by what he sees as its moral depravity … — Nicholas D. Kristof>
Examples of depravity in a sentence
He was sinking into a life of utter depravity.
People were shocked by the depravity of her actions.
Origin and Etymology of depravity
First Known Use: 1641
DEPRAVITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of depravity for English Language Learners
: a very evil quality or way of behaving
: an evil or immoral act
Legal Definition of depravity
1 : the quality or state of being depraved
2 : a corrupt act or practice
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