Definitions for turpitudeˈtɜr pɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tur•pi•tudeˈtɜr pɪˌtud, -ˌtyud(n.)

  1. vile or base character; depravity.

  2. a vile or depraved act.

Origin of turpitude:

1480–90; < L turpitūdō=turpi(s) base, vile +-tūdō -tude

Princeton's WordNet

  1. depravity, turpitude(noun)

    a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice

    "the various turpitudes of modern society"


  1. turpitude(Noun)

    Inherent baseness or depravity; corruptness and evilness.

    The delinquent juvenile was guilty of moral turpitude.

  2. turpitude(Noun)

    An act evident of such a depravity.

  3. Origin: From turpitudo, from turpis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turpitude(noun)

    inherent baseness or vileness of principle, words, or actions; shameful wickedness; depravity


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