depraved depraved  /di ˈpreɪvd/


  • (adj) deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good



  1. The investigation paints a picture of a depraved yet thriving enterprise.
  2. As well as documenting the most depraved acts committed by school staff, Justice Sean Ryan's report condemns the culture of secrecy that prevailed in the institutions.
  3. It serves their depraved purpose of de-legitimizing and marginalizing the president.


  1. Decorum Is Dead: Nine Examples of Baseball Fans Going Mad Over Flying Objects

    It’s unclear when, exactly, common decency disappeared from our stadiums. It may have vanished long ago and we simply lacked the Twitter and Vine and Internet and depraved voyeuristic sensibility necessary to notice it. In any case, it’s gone. Evaporated.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Family of murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher shares devastation during hearing

    The man who raped and murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher has been described as one of the most depraved sex offenders in Australia.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  3. NY court upholds 'depraved indifference' murder

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's top court has upheld the murder conviction of a central New York man who beat a toddler to death, concluding he showed "depraved indifference" to the child's life.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald


  1. "Even a heinous crime committed by a juvenile," Justice Kennedy concluded, is not "evidence of irretrievably depraved character."
    on Oct 2, 2005 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: New York Times

  2. Mr Mosley said: "I fundamentally disagree with the suggestion that any of this is depraved or immoral. I think it is a perfectly harmless activity provided it is between consenting adults who are of sound mind, and it is in private."
    on Jul 8, 2008 By: Max Mosley Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. In a statement, Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta called the fire "an outrageous, depraved act that should be prosecuted to the full extent under the law."
    on Oct 28, 2007 By: Nicholas Scoppetta Source: International Herald Tribune

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decadent decadent
/ˈdɛ kə dənt /