pravità

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prāvitā(tem) accusative case of prāvitās (viciousness” ← “deformity).
Equivalent to pravo (evil, wicked) +‎ -ità (-ity, -ness).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pra.viˈta/, [pr̺äviˈt̪ä]
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Hyphenation: pra‧vi‧tà

Noun[edit]

pravità f (invariable) (literary)

  1. evilness, wickedness
    • 1940, Riccardo Bacchelli, Mondo vecchio sempre nuovo [Ever New Old World] (in Italian), Mursia, published 1969, page 25:
      era sporco d'una sporcizia che serviva d'insegna alla sua pravità
      he was filthy, of a filth that served as a sign of his wickedness
    • Synonyms: malvagità, perversità
  2. An evil or depraved deed.

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