depravity depravity  /dɪ ˈpræ və ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
  2. (n) a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice

Usage(s):

  1. Commentators on the President's biography say that it is essentially about a good man ruined by dictatorial depravity.
  2. Legalized gambling was set up in specific cities with the hope that depravity of betting was quarantined within those cities only.
  3. The depravity of the New Year revelers left everyone in the neighborhood angry and hostile.

News

  1. Warren Reynolds, former New Garden supervisor, accused of having child pornography

    A former elected official in Chester County has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography, officials announced Wednesday. Warren Reynolds served as a New Garden Township supervisor when a state police investigation uncovered the pornography in his possession, said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. "Child pornography is another link in the chain of depravity that binds ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

  2. Ohio suspect Ariel Castro due in court

    An Ohio man accused of murder, rape and holding three women against their will for close to a decade will be arraigned on Wednesday. Ariel Castro, 52, was indicted last week on 329 counts. His case has attracted national attention because of the unusual length and depravity of the crimes of which he's accused. "The horrific brutality and torture that the victims endured for a decade is beyond ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

Quotes

  1. "The United States condemns tonight's act of terror and depravity," Rice said in Brussels.
    on Mar 6, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Africasia

  2. Rape and other crimes "may be as devastating in their harm, as here, but 'in terms of moral depravity and of the injury to the person and to the public,' they cannot be compared to murder in their 'severity and irrevocability,'" Kennedy said,...
    on Jun 25, 2008 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: ABC News

  3. "Over the past two and a half years, I have seen tyranny, dishonesty, corruption and depravity of types I never thought possible," Gonzales said at a Hispanic Heritage Month ceremony at Bolling Air Force Base. "I've seen things I didn't know...
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: Alberto Gonzales Source: Guardian Unlimited

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