An example of turpitude is behavior considered immoral and sinful by society.
- baseness; vileness; depravity
- an instance of this
Origin of turpitudeMiddle French from Classical Latin turpitudo from turpis, base, vile from Indo-European an unverified form t?pis, from which one must turn from base an unverified form trep-, to turn away from source Sanskrit trapa, shame, embarrassment
- Depravity; baseness.
- A base act.
Origin of turpitudeMiddle English from Old French from Latin turpitūdō from turpis shameful
(countable and uncountable, plural turpitudes)
From Latin turpitÅ«dÅ (“baseness, infamy"), from turpis (“foul, base").