Definition of baseness in English:



mass noun
  • Lack of moral principles; bad character.

    ‘the baseness of human nature’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There is no beast in the animal kingdom with the same capacity for baseness, for depravity and degradation as our lower classes sometimes display.’
    • ‘There was perhaps an assumption that the explicitness of some of the play's scenes, and the baseness of its religious characters, would outrage conservative Irish audiences.’
    • ‘Ensor employed notions of carnival and the mask motif to represent the rich baseness and corruption of modern man.’
    meanness, sordidness, evil, wickedness, iniquity, iniquitousness, immorality, sin, wrong
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