What is depraved?

  • (adj): Having the nature of vice.
    Synonyms: evil, vicious
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on depraved:

Depraved-heart Murder
... Depraved-heart murder, also known as depraved-indifference murder, is an American legal term for an action that demonstrates a "callous disregard for human life" and results in death ... In most states, depraved heart killings constitute second-degree murder ...
Walton V. Arizona - Facts of The Case
... murder was committed in an "especially heinous, cruel, or depraved manner," and that it was committed for pecuniary gain ... respect to the finding that the murder was committed in an especially heinous, cruel, or depraved manner, the court observed that under its prior case law, the murder was cruel in light of the evidence that Powell had ...
Capital Punishment In Connecticut - Death Row - Inmates Sentenced To Death
4 Hartford Murder during sexual assault Heinous, cruel, or depraved murder Breton, Robert White 01946-12-10December 10, 66. 01987-12-13December 13, 1987 41 ...
Walton V. Arizona - "Heinous, Cruel, or Depraved" Aggravating Factor Is Not Unconstitutionally Vague
... trend and upheld Arizona's "especially heinous, cruel, or depraved" aggravating factor against a similar challenge ... the law, they needed no guidance in finding a killing to be "heinous, cruel, or depraved" in the correct circumstances ... of law that defined the words "heinous, cruel, or depraved." Thus, there were legal standards available for trial judges to follow in imposing the death sentence ...
The Antichrist (book) - Content - Decadent Values
... Pascal, he claimed, was an intellectually strong man who was depraved by Christianity's teaching of original sin ... Mankind, according to Nietzsche, is corrupt and its highest values are depraved ... in which mankind at present summarizes its highest desiderata are decadence values." Mankind is depraved because it has lost its instincts and prefers ...

More definitions of "depraved":

  • (adj): Marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered right or proper or good.
    Example: "Depraved criminals"
    Synonyms: immoral, perverse, perverted, reprobate

Famous quotes containing the word depraved:

    We Americans have always considered Hollywood, at best, a sinkhole of depraved venality. And, of course, it is. It is not a Protective Monastery of Aesthetic Truth. It is a place where everything is incredibly expensive.
    David Mamet (b. 1947)

    The poorest children in a community now find the beneficent kindergarten open to them from the age of two-and-a-half to six years. Too young heretofore to be eligible to any public school, they have acquired in their babyhood the vicious tendencies of their own depraved neighborhoods; and to their environment at that tender age had been due the loss of decency and self-respect that no after example of education has been able to restore to them.
    Virginia Thrall Smith (1836–1903)

    A father ... knows exactly what those boys at the mall have in their depraved little minds because he once owned such a depraved little mind himself. In fact, if he thinks enough about the plans that he used to have for young girls, the father not only will support his wife in keeping their daughter home but he might even run over to the mall and have a few of those boys arrested.
    Bill Cosby (20th century)