AskDefine | Define turpitude

Dictionary Definition

turpitude n : a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice; "the various turpitudes of modern society" [syn: depravity]

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From the Latin turpitudo, from turpis "foul, base"


  1. Inherent baseness or depravity; corruptness and evilness.
    The delinquent juvenile was guilty of moral turpitude.
  2. An act evident of such a depravity.


  • Bosnian: niskost,
  • French: turpitude

Extensive Definition

wikt turpitude Turpitude, meaning baseness or depravity, can refer specifically to:
Turpitude Design is also the name of a game design firm started by notable game designer Stieg Hedlund.

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