- Lack of moral principles; bad character: the baseness of human natureMore example sentences
meanness, sordidness, evil, wickedness, iniquity, iniquitousness, immorality, sin, wrong; unscrupulousness, unseemliness, unsavouriness, shoddiness, squalidness, vileness, foulness, vulgarity, tawdriness, cheapness, low-mindedness, debasement, degeneracy, depravity, corruption, reprobation, dissolution, dishonesty, dishonour, disreputableness, contemptibility, pettiness, ignominy, wretchedness, infamy• rare turpitude
- There is no beast in the animal kingdom with the same capacity for baseness, for depravity and degradation as our lower classes sometimes display.
- Ndibe infuses his work with traditional African values, sayings and beliefs that brilliantly parallel the baseness of a corrupt modern state on the brink of ruin.
- Her hero's commitment to a vision of honorable politics is clearly out of place in a context of political corruption, baseness, and compromise.