Definition of depraved in English:



  • Morally corrupt; wicked.

    ‘he was a depraved lecher’
    ‘this city is depraved’
    • ‘For several years he himself has been voluntarily living in a depraved state.’
    • ‘Legend tells us that the golden civilisation became so corrupt and depraved that it was destroyed by the angry gods - but did the city ever exist at all?’
    • ‘And what I draw from it is that this is a man with a depraved heart and a complete disregard for human life.’
    • ‘According to this model, conversion is seen as a momentous transformation of life from a depraved past to a sacred present and a promised future.’
    • ‘It isn't the first time he has shown a depraved indifference toward responsibility, and sadly, it may not be the last.’
    • ‘But she said: ‘I had gone to celebrate a friend's birthday and all of a sudden was drawn into some depraved sex show.’’
    • ‘No one should be in any doubt about his depraved intentions’
    • ‘Be prepared to be asked to engage in all sorts of depraved activities.’
    • ‘‘To plan and execute the violent attack on her sleeping husband was really a most depraved act,’ he said.’
    • ‘But somehow or other we have to attempt to understand the origins of this depraved, evil behaviour.’
    • ‘I'm just speechless at that level of depraved planning.’
    • ‘What if she is not a depraved sadist but an insecure character desperate for approval?’
    • ‘Someone who can, in all deliberateness, actually give forth that depraved statement would do well, truly, to reconsider or shut up.’
    • ‘While I escaped his lecherous depraved mauling, other young men were not so lucky.’
    • ‘The depraved plot is shot with a schizophrenic camera incorporating elements of peepshows, montage and silent horror films amongst others.’
    • ‘But deep within this depraved human being is a need for cohesion and clarity.’
    • ‘There are some sick, sick people in this world and I do not want to be part of their quest to find the depraved things they are looking for.’
    • ‘Such a universally useful item should not be regarded as depraved.’
    • ‘As her reliance on the townspeople grows, they make increasingly depraved demands on the woman.’
    • ‘Inevitably, you must wonder whether barbarism is the natural condition of man let loose, or the depraved state of man when corrupted by violence.’
    corrupt, corrupted, perverted, deviant, degenerate, debased, degraded, immoral, unprincipled, reprobate
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