- Turpitude is defined as wickedness or sinfulness.
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 tṛpis, 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 turpitūdō (“baseness, infamy”), from turpis (“foul, base”).