Definitions for turpitudeˈtɜr pɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word turpitude

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. depravity, turpitude(noun)

    a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice

    "the various turpitudes of modern society"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Turpitude(noun)

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

Translations for turpitude

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • turpitudeFrench
  • низость, развращённостьRussian

Get even more translations for turpitude »


Find a translation for the turpitude definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these turpitude definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"turpitude." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 25 Apr. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for turpitude? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for turpitude:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.