depravity


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de·prav·i·ty

(dĕ-prav'i-tē),
A depraved act or the condition of being depraved.
Synonym(s): depravation
An inherent deficiency of moral sense and rectitude, equivalent to the statutory term, ‘depravity of heart’, defined as the highest grade of malice, or indifference to the lives of others, which may result in a person’s conviction of second-degree murder
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The gruesome assault on a little child a few days back reminds us of the need to work collectively to root out this sort of depravity from our society," Dr.
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Following the murder of his father, Hamlet is unable to seek revenge and sees the country deteriorate into a nation of depravity, lawlessness and bloodshed.
Let's watch out to protect our children from the depravity, sin, and evil," declared the bishop.
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With sex education in schools having the opposite effect to that intended, free contraception, morning-after pills and abortion on demand together with the virulent influence of an unchecked media, the moral depravity of the nation is at an all-time high.
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