Word of the Day: turpitude

tur·pi·tude noun \ˈtər-pə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\: a very evil quality or way of behaving.

Full Definition of TURPITUDE

:  inherent baseness :  depravity<moral turpitude>; also:  a base act

Examples of TURPITUDE

  1. in which drug addiction and other forms of moral turpitude are depicted as alternative fashion statements>

Origin of TURPITUDE

Middle French, from Latin turpitudo, from turpis vile, base

First Known Use: 15th century

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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