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Synonyms for baseness

unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values

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For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.
The Supreme Court countered Pichay's defense that libel does not constitute moral turpitude, and said that moral turpitude is defined as everything which is done contrary to justice, modesty or good morals; an act of baseness, vileness or depravity in the private and social duties which a man owes to his fellowmen, or to society in general.
The concept of purity "suggests something full of light and innocence, free of the encumbrances of baseness, lies, ignorance of true worth, and scorn.
Mr Parker said: "Numerous people told me that the baseness of the smear, and the way in which it was handled, actually made them decide to vote for me, but doubtless it put many others off.
The baseness of Russia's rulers lies in the way they have always taken advantage of this remarkable human emotion: the love of homeland and the willingness to sacrifice everything for it.
And progressivism has become code for the baseness that has always inhabited the bottom rung of American thought, dressed up as Puritanism, Know-Nothings, McCarthyism and political correctness.
The perseverance of art in the face of unspeakable human baseness offers a glimmer of hope, as well as gratitude for and responsibility to our "holde Kunst.
They either don't want to know or have no idea of the sordid baseness of the asphalt jungle in town or city life.
Lest this all seem like mere provocation, one should note that the artist has been thinking about the baseness of the body for some time now.
His binary misreading reasserts itself: tares should no more grow alongside grain than husbandmen should have to do with beggars, industry with idleness, or virtue and power with baseness and impotence.
Provocative and difficult to read, this book like no other reveals the nature of human baseness and forces us to take a fresh look at ourselves.
All the laws and customs of civilized warfare may not be applicable to an armed conflict with the Indian tribes upon our western frontier and the Indians concerned in it fully understood the baseness and treachery of their act.
Another baseness attack carried out against the sacred of Muslims in Athens on Friday morning.
That history is full of shoddiness, cruelty, mediocrity, and baseness goes without saying.
Although Girkin, who is also known as Strelkov, admitted that he couldn't confirm the said information, he was adamant that "Ukrainian authorities are capable of any baseness.