baseness baseness

Definition(s):

  • (n) unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values

Usage(s):

  1. The story is involved with honor, baseness, torture, swordplay, quite a good chase, and some polite bows toward history.
  2. Prescott's Spain was a darkly dramatic land, and he populated it with villains of incredible baseness and heroes of astounding virtue.
  3. My reputation for personal and moral integrity is far above such baseness.

News

  • Comment on Top five 2014 Super Bowl commercials

    That was one commercial that Mom actually smiled at. I find it interesting to note, y-not, that any post that I make, which calls out the crassness and baseness of current pop culture and/or advertising, garners a "thumbs down" or two. It may just be from a "garden variety" person who just does not care for my posts in general. Frankly, it matters not to me. But it is interesting to note, anyway ...
    on February 3, 2014     Source: Denver Post

Quotes

  1. As Kovalyov wrote: "Cynicism is cowardice, the flight from burning problems and hard-hitting discussion. It is the lowest pragmatism, petty time-serving teetering on the verge of baseness, or already toppled over the edge. It is intrigue trumping...
    on Mar 16, 2008 By: Sergei Kovalyov Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  2. For instance, Nietzsche wrote in his conclusion that "the Christian church has left nothing untouched by its depravity. It has turned every value into worthlessness, and every truth into a lie, and every integrity into baseness of soul."
    on Feb 18, 2008 By: Friedrich Nietzsche Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. Regarding Hezbollah, Barak said that "we are dealing with a bitter, despicable and cynical enemy. An enemy that sees human life as currency. Against this moral baseness, human life as a supreme value and the deep sorrow we feel in light of the loss...
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Ehud Barak Source: Ha'aretz

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