The state or condition of being depraved; moral debasement.
A particular depraved act or trait.
Inborn corruption, entailing the belief that every facet of human nature has been polluted, defiled, and contaminated by sin.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Sin is any lack of holiness, any defect of moral purity and truth, whether in heart or life, whether of commission or omission. "All unrighteousness is sin," 1 John v, 17. Transgression, as its etymology indicates, is the stepping over a specific enactment, whether of God or man, ordinarily by overt act, but in the broadest sense, in volition or desire. Sin may be either act or state; transgression is always an act, mental or physical. Crime is often used for a flagrant violation of right, but in the technical sense denotes specific violation of human law. Guilt is desert of and exposure to punishment because of sin. Depravity denotes not any action, but a perverted moral condition from which any act of sin may proceed. Sin in the generic sense, as denoting a state of heart, is synonymous with depravity; in the specific sense, as in the expression a sin, the term may be synonymous with transgression, crime, offense, misdeed, etc., or may denote some moral activity that could not be characterized by terms so positive. Immorality denotes outward violation of the moral law. Sin is thus the broadest word, and immorality next in scope; all crimes, properly so called, and all immoralities, are sins; but there may be sin, as ingratitude, which is neither crime, transgression, nor immorality; and there may be immorality which is not crime, as falsehood. Compare CRIMINAL.
Compare synonyms for VIRTUE.
crime, criminality, delinquency, evil, fault, guilt, ill-doing, immorality, iniquity, misdeed, offense, sin, transgression, ungodliness, unrighteousness, vice, viciousness, wickedness, wrong, wrong-doing
corruption, degeneracy, depravation, depravity, putrefactionnoun
moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
"the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity"; "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"
a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice
"the various turpitudes of modern society"
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ISIL's (Islamic State) advance brings with it new depths of depravity to Syria with indiscriminate killing and maiming, raping and destroying, they have forcibly recruited children and made the delivery of humanitarian assistance more and more difficult.
Power without morality leads to abuse, and freedom without morality leads to depravity.
The majority of people have got the government as they deserve for their depravity; but sadly it is not they but others in extreme minority who are safeguarding somewhat humanity in life get often the maximum punishment.
Charity to the vast majority of people is to first make a plenty of money via all sorts of depravity and then donate a pinch of it in the name of humanity to the hands empty,but only to seek impunity of their sins. The most dirty minds of them even seek publicity through it like putting up own photo over parcel/banner/poster/social media post, taking selfie with the recipient, getting own name announced thru mike, receiving felicitation on dais and many such immoral activity.
Lieutenant al-Kaseasbeh's dedication, courage and service to his country and family represent universal human values that stand in opposition to the cowardice and depravity of ISIL, which has been so broadly rejected around the globe.
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- поквареност, поквара, извратеност, греховностBulgarian
- turmeltuneisuus, turmelusFinnish
- zepsucie, zdeprawowanie, nierząd, zbrodnia, deprawacja, niegodziwość, gwałtPolish
- depravațiune, destrăbălare, desfrânare, depravare, corupțieRomanian
- безнравственность, греховность, порочностьRussian
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