Definition of Depravation

1. Noun. Moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles. "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"

Exact synonyms: Corruption, Degeneracy, Depravity, Putrefaction
Generic synonyms: Immorality
Derivative terms: Deprave, Deprave, Depraved



Definition of Depravation

1. n. Detraction; depreciation.

Definition of Depravation

1. Noun. Detraction; depreciation. ¹

2. Noun. The act of depraving, or making anything bad; the act of corrupting. ¹

3. Noun. The state of being depraved or degenerated; degeneracy; depravity. ¹

4. Noun. Change for the worse; deterioration; morbid perversion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Depravation

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Medical Definition of Depravation

1. 1. Detraction; depreciation. "To stubborn critics, apt, without a theme, For depravation." (Shak) 2. The act of depraving, or making anything bad; the act of corrupting. 3. The state of being depraved or degenerated; degeneracy; depravity. "The depravation of his moral character destroyed his judgment." (Sir G. C. Lewis) 4. Change for the worse; deterioration; morbid perversion. Synonym: Depravity, corruption. See Depravity. Origin: L. Depravitio, from depravare: cf. F. Depravation. See Deprave. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Depravation

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1. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"DEPRAVITY, depravation, CORRUPTION. DEPRAVITY, from the Latín pruritus and ... Depravity or depravation implies crookedness, or a distortion from the ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"The act: demoralization, vitiation, depravation, debauchery, degradation. ... demoralization, vice, vitiation, depravity, depravation (rare), depraved- ness ..."

3. The Letters of Horace Walpole: Fourth Earl of Orford by Horace Walpole, Peter Cunningham (1906)
"... to his good sense and good heart for his still improving ; but, believe me, there must be a very solid fund to resist the depravation of this country. ..."

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