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depravity (noun) extreme lack of morals or ethics; a morally very bad condition.

The depravity of a person is their being without any morals or principles. They sink to depravity, when they are totally corrupt, and do not hesitate to do anything immoral. When a system or an institution is in depravity, it is very corrupt. The obscene sequences in some of the movies are scenes of depravity, likely to corrupt young minds. Immoral deeds are also incidents of depravity.

  • Moses returning with the Ten Commandments was shocked at the depravity to which the Israelites had sunk during his absence. He was indignant to see them indulging in vices of all kinds.
  • Most people condemn the depravity of the modern society which, they think, in its pursuit of material comforts has given up morals.
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