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Definition of "depravity" []

  • Moral corruption or degradation. (noun)
  • A depraved act or condition. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "depravity" in a sentence
  • "There are some who pretend to be so learned, in what they call the depravity of human nature, that, after having heard you speak thus admirably in favour of virtue, they would think it more than an equal chance that you are one of the wickedest of men. '"
  • "Do you know how much sexual depravity is in the Bible?"
  • "Total depravity is the fallen state of man as a result of original sin."