depression (part of speech: noun)
underestimation (part of speech: noun)
vice (part of speech: noun)
criminality, wickedness, badness, blameworthiness, sinisterness, immorality, iniquitousness, degeneration, sadism, evildoing, sin, corruption, impropriety, damnability, baseness, obnoxiousness, indecency, perversion, reprehensibleness, sinfulness, perverseness, depravity, vice, blackness, feloniousness, villainousness
misuse (part of speech: noun)
- All the misery and debasement of her equivocal and dependent situation had not been able to drive her into compliance with Mordaunt's passionate and urgent prayers; and her heart was proof even to the eloquence of love, when that eloquence pointed towards the worldly injury and depreciation of her lover: but this new persecution was utterly unforeseen in its nature and intolerable from its cause. - "The Disowned, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- When we think for how many ages the people of France had been crushed into poverty and debasement, we rejoice to hear stern and uncompromising truth fall upon the ear of royalty. - "Madame Roland, Makers of History", John S. C. Abbott.
- White men and Indians vied with each other in mutual debasement. - "The Story of the Trapper", A. C. Laut.