- The definition of depraved is immoral or morally corrupt.
When you continually lie to your spouse so that you can conduct extramarital affairs, this is an example of depraved behavior.
- simple past tense and past participle of deprave
(comparative more depraved, superlative most depraved)
Variant of deprave
transitive verbdepraved, depraving
- to lead into bad habits; make morally bad; corrupt; pervert
- Obsolete to defame or slander
Origin of depraveMiddle English depraven ; from Old French depraver ; from Classical Latin depravare, to make crooked ; from de-, intensive + pravus, crooked ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pra-, to bend from source Middle Irish rāth, bulwark