from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Moral corruption or degradation.
- n. A depraved act or condition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state or condition of being depraved; moral debasement.
- n. A particular depraved act or trait.
- n. Inborn corruption, entailing the belief that every facet of human nature has been polluted, defiled, and contaminated by sin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being depraved or corrupted; a vitiated state of moral character; general badness of character; wickedness of mind or heart; absence of religious feeling and principle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being depraved or corrupt; corruption; degeneracy: as, depravity of manners or morals.
- n. Specifically
- n. In theology, the hereditary tendency of mankind, derived from Adam through his descendants, to commit sin; original sin.
- n. Profligacy, baseness, degeneracy, vice, demoralization.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
- n. a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice
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