Turpitude is defined as wickedness or sinfulness.(noun)
An example of turpitude is behavior considered immoral and sinful by society.
See turpitude in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: MFr < L turpitudo < turpis, base, vile < IE *tṛpis, from which one must turn < base *trep-, to turn away > Sans trapa, shame, embarrassment
See turpitude in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin turpitūdō
Origin: , from turpis, shameful.
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