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Lack of moral principles; bad character.‘the baseness of human nature’
meanness, sordidness, evil, wickedness, iniquity, iniquitousness, immorality, sin, wrongunscrupulousness, unseemliness, unsavouriness, shoddiness, squalidness, vileness, foulness, vulgarity, tawdriness, cheapness, low-mindedness, debasement, degeneracy, depravity, corruption, reprobation, dissolution, dishonesty, dishonour, disreputableness, contemptibility, pettiness, ignominy, wretchedness, infamyturpitudeView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Ensor employed notions of carnival and the mask motif to represent the rich baseness and corruption of modern man.’
- ‘There is no beast in the animal kingdom with the same capacity for baseness, for depravity and degradation as our lower classes sometimes display.’
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