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
- 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
Related to TURPITUDE
Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com
The Word of the Day started with this post.