Definition of depravity in English:
noun (plural depravities)
1Moral corruption; wickedness: a tale of wickedness and depravity
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- His work of this time conveyed disgust at the horrors of war and the depravities of a decadent society with unerring psychological insight and devastating emotional effect.
- Set in a surrealist netherworld where eccentricities meet anarchy, the play plummets the audience into a landscape of Dali's well known paintings and into the depths and depravities of the artist's own subconscious.
- The neighborhood's ‘infamy was so well known, that out-of-town visitors went there to see its depravities.’
1.2 Christian Theology The innate corruption of human nature, due to original sin.
- Therefore a God-given moral absolute is necessarily applied and essential to the well being of the human species, given the depravity of human nature as it presently stands.
- His highlighting of the paradoxes arising from human free will, creativity and depravity made me keen to read on.
- The author, opposing any doctrine of natural depravity, argued that all children are born ‘innocent,’ that is, equally capable of vice or virtue.
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