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Definition of "turpitude" [tur•pi•tude]

  • Depravity; baseness. (noun)
  • A base act. (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 "turpitude" in a sentence
  • "Here there has just taken place a "raid" rivalling in turpitude and impudence the famous deed of Bennett Young."
  • "Well they've certainly changed enormously — I mean, people can live together now without it being called moral turpitude, which is a big step."
  • "Going further into the letter to Sheen's attorneys, Bloom also explained the term "moral turpitude.""