depravitynoun [ U or C ]uk /dɪˈpræv.ə.ti/ us /dɪˈpræv.ə.t̬i/
Examples from literature
- An extraordinary theft was committed about the middle of the month, which very forcibly marked the inherent depravity of some of these miscreants.
- She may be accused of tenderness, but never of depravity.
- She sits with her eyes full of tears that never fall, and looks at me, when I displease her, as if I were a perfect monster of depravity.
- The horrible scenes of depravity he has witnessed in the barracks whence he has emerged, must have produced their natural effect on his mind.
- Unrestrained selfishness, while it naturally conserves the individual interests, in its ultimate tendencies, is the very essence of human depravity.