Definition of pravity in US English:

pravity

noun

  • Moral perversion or corruption; wickedness, depravity; an instance of this. Now archaic.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Irland (c1440–1495), theologian. From Middle French pravité and its etymon classical Latin prāvitās crookedness, distortion, perverseness, depravity from prāvus + -tās. Compare Catalan pravitat, Spanish pravedad, Italian pravità.

Pronunciation

pravity

/ˈpravɪti/