Definition of depravity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪˈprævəti//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈprævəti//
[uncountable] (formal) Immoral
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the state of being morally bad synonym wickedness a life of depravity See related entries: Immoral Word Originmid 17th cent.: alteration (influenced by deprave) of obsolete pravity, from Latin pravitas, from pravus ‘crooked, perverse’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: depravity