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1 a sinking to a state of low moral standards and behavior
  • regards the widespread acceptance of gambling as another sign of the depravity of today's society

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3 the state or quality of being utterly evil
  • the depravity of the demons and devils in many tales of horror

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The first known use of depravity was in 1641

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“Depravity.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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one that suddenly gains wealth or power

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