Definition of turpitude:
dissipatedness, debasement, degradation, dissipation, demoralization, flagitiousness, smoke and mirrors, corruptness, villainousness, clean, depravation, villainy, immorality, guile, putrefaction, debauchery, dishonesty, perversion, wickedness, abjection, decadency, rakishness, dissoluteness, foul play, double-dealing, libertinage, pervertedness, decadence, deceit, degenerateness, degeneracy, vileness, bestiality, misconduct, deception, corruption, libertinism, duplicity, degeneration.
- "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
When we come to declaring opinions that are, however foolishly and unreasonably, associated with pain and even a kind of turpitude in the minds of those who strongly object to them, then some of our most powerful sympathies are naturally engaged.- "On Compromise", John Morley.
No sooner did the Jews behold the retreat of the enemy, than they believed all danger was past, and, with their usual turpitude, they repudiated their oath, and refused to liberate their oppressed countrymen.- "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.