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August 31, 2006


Turpitude (not to be confused with "terp-itude") means "shameful wickedness" or "baseness."  It is ususally used in the context of "moral turpitude."  Once in a while you will see "turpitudinous" in print, as in "characterized by or having turpitude as an attribute."

And you, Lindsay, gave me "vocab points" for using it in a post once.  That's how it came up.

Posted by Thomas A. on August 31, 2006 at 10:50 AM | Permalink


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