depravation depravation  /ˌdɛ prə ˈveɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles

Usage(s):

  1. The prolonged experience of depravation and humiliation can radicalize even normal people.
  2. The prolonged experience of depravation and humiliation can radicalize even normal people.

News

  • A 103-year-old looks back at a life well lived sans bitterness

    SAN ANTONIO — To describe his lovely mother, who turns 103 on Monday, 72-year-old retired educator and longtime social-justice activist Francisco “Pancho” Gonzalez refers to the theory of relative depravation. On Sunday, as her family gathered for a dinner in her honor, she took stock of her long life, speaking with surprising clarity and a command of memory. For sure, Espinoza experienced tough ...
    on February 10, 2014     Source: San Antonio Express-News

Quotes

  1. And they spoke in unison on the point that the people there have a right to be better represented by a government that Bush said is "creating the depravation inside Iran."
    on Jun 14, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Forbes

  2. "We can acknowledge that oppression will always be with us, and still strive for justice," Obama said. "We can admit the intractability of depravation, and still strive for dignity. Clear-eyed, we can understand that there will be war, and...
    on Dec 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  3. "But when we read of an Israeli politician being afraid of being arrested in Britain, we remember that 1.5 million people in Gaza are under arrest every day of their lives by the Israelis, suffering depravation, hunger, lack of satisfactory medical...
    on Jan 15, 2010 By: Gerald Kaufman Source: Ha'aretz

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