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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Very immoral behaviour. A corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice.

Usage examples (32)
  • There are obstinate and unknown braves who defend themselves inch by inch in the shadows against the fatal invasion of want and turpitude.
  • Here there has just taken place a "raid" rivalling in turpitude and impudence the famous deed of Bennett Young.
  • Well they've certainly changed enormously — I mean, people can live together now without it being called moral turpitude, which is a big step.
  • Neither "turpitude" nor "quotidian" get a mention in my little English-French dictionary. for more
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