how to pronounce turpitude


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turpitude is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of turpitude


  1. Inherent baseness, depravity or wickedness; corruptness and evilness.
  2. An act evident of such a depravity.

turpitude frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word turpitude occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics turpitude can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that turpitude can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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