V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: extreme depravity or evilness
Synonyms: corruption, vileness, depravity, evilness, immorality, vulgarity, wickedness, evil, baseness
Antonyms: morality, virtue, goodness
Tips: Turpitude is derived from the Latin turpitudo, which means "baseness, repulsiveness." Turpitude is a sophisticated way to denote an evil or wicked act. "Crimes of moral turpitude" is a legal phrase that refers to immoral and illegal acts.
The people of the country rebelled against the turpitude of their corrupt government. (wickedness, corruption, depravity)
In the United States, foreigners convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, from murder to fraud, are deported. (corruption, evilness, immorality)
The farmer let his daughter move to the big city, but prayed she would not fall victim to the many turpitudes of modern life. (evils)
The mob boss was feared by his enemies because of his many acts of turpitude. (evil, baseness)
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