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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Moral corruption or degradation.
  • n. A depraved act or condition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or condition of being depraved; moral debasement.
  • n. A particular depraved act or trait.
  • n. Inborn corruption, entailing the belief that every facet of human nature has been polluted, defiled, and contaminated by sin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being depraved or corrupted; a vitiated state of moral character; general badness of character; wickedness of mind or heart; absence of religious feeling and principle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being depraved or corrupt; corruption; degeneracy: as, depravity of manners or morals.
  • n. Specifically
  • n. In theology, the hereditary tendency of mankind, derived from Adam through his descendants, to commit sin; original sin.
  • n. Profligacy, baseness, degeneracy, vice, demoralization.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
  • n. a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice

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