deprave


deprave
Synonyms and related words:
abuse, adulterate, afflict, aggrieve, alloy, bastardize, befoul, bewitch, blight, brutalize, canker, cheapen, coarsen, condemn, confound, contaminate, corrupt, crucify, curse, damage, debase, debauch, defile, deflower, degenerate, degrade, demoralize, denature, desecrate, despoil, destroy, devalue, disadvantage, disserve, distort, distress, do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do wrong, do wrong by, doom, envenom, get into trouble, harass, harm, hex, hurt, impair, infect, injure, jinx, maltreat, menace, mistreat, misuse, molest, outrage, persecute, pervert, play havoc with, play hob with, poison, pollute, prejudice, prostitute, ravage, ravish, savage, scathe, taint, threaten, torment, torture, twist, ulcerate, violate, vitiate, vulgarize, warp, wound, wreak havoc on, wrong

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  • dépravé — dépravé, ée [ deprave ] adj. • XIIIe « altéré »; de dépraver 1 ♦ Vieilli Corrompu moralement. Mœurs dépravées. « C est dans les siècles les plus dépravés qu on aime les leçons de la morale la plus parfaite » (Rousseau). « l homme, même le plus… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dépravé — dépravé, ée (dé pra vé, vée) part. passé. 1°   Qui a éprouvé moralement un changement en mal. Un homme dépravé. •   L homme est tombé en ruine par sa volonté dépravée, BOSSUET la Vallière.. •   Moeurs dépravées, MAUCROIX Schisme, liv. I, dans… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • depravé — Depravé, [deprav]ée. part. Gasté, corrompu. Goust depravé. volonté depravée. jugement depravé. moeurs depravées. siecle depravé. jeunesse depravée &c …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Deprave — De*prave (d[ e]*pr[=a]v ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Depraved} (d[ e]*pr[=a]vd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Depraving}.] [L. depravare, depravatum; de + pravus crooked, distorted, perverse, wicked.] 1. To speak ill of; to depreciate; to malign; to revile. [Obs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deprave — index corrupt, debase, debauch, degenerate, pervert, pollute, taint (corrupt) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • deprave — late 14c., corrupt, lead astray, pervert, from O.Fr. depraver (14c.) or directly from L. depravare distort, disfigure; figuratively to pervert, seduce, corrupt, from de completely (see DE (Cf. de )) + pravus crooked. Related: Depraved; depraving …   Etymology dictionary

  • deprave — *debase, vitiate, corrupt, debauch, pervert Analogous words: defile, pollute, taint, *contaminate: *injure, impair, damage, spoil Contrasted words: *improve, better, ameliorate: *exalt, magnify …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • deprave — [v] corrupt, lead astray bastardize, bestialize, brutalize, debase, debauch, degrade, demoralize, pervert, seduce, subvert, vitiate, warp; concept 14 Ant. ennoble, improve, moralize …   New thesaurus

  • deprave — ► VERB ▪ lead away from what is natural or right; corrupt. DERIVATIVES depravity noun. ORIGIN Latin depravare, from pravus crooked, perverse …   English terms dictionary

  • deprave — [dē prāv′, diprāv′] vt. depraved, depraving [ME depraven < OFr depraver < L depravare, to make crooked < de , intens. + pravus, crooked < IE base * pra , to bend > MIr rāth, bulwark] 1. to lead into bad habits; make morally bad;… …   English World dictionary

  • deprave — [[t]dɪpre͟ɪv[/t]] depraves, depraving, depraved VERB Something that depraves someone makes them morally bad or evil. [FORMAL] [V n] It is a crime to publish or show material likely to deprave or corrupt those who see, hear or read it. Syn:… …   English dictionary