- Inherent baseness, depravity or wickedness; corruptness and evilness.
1886, Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde:
- As for the moral turpitude that man unveiled to me, even with tears of penitence, I cannot, even in memory, dwell on it without a start of horror.
- An act evident of such a depravity.
inherent baseness, depravity or wickedness; corruptness and evilness
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turpitude f (plural turpitudes)