- Turpitude is defined as wickedness or sinfulness.
An example of turpitude is behavior considered immoral and sinful by society.
turpitude definition by Webster's New World
- baseness; vileness; depravity
- an instance of this
Origin: Middle French ; from Classical Latin turpitudo ; from turpis, base, vile ; from Indo-European an unverified form tṛpis, from which one must turn ; from base an unverified form trep-, to turn away from source Sanskrit trapa, shame, embarrassment
turpitude definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Depravity; baseness.
- A base act.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin turpitūdō, from turpis, shameful.