ETYM Old Eng. bass, French bas, low, from Late Lat. bassus thick, fat, short, humble; cf. Latin Bassus, a proper name, and w. bas shallow. Related to Bass a part in music.
1. Debased; not genuine.
2. Not adhering to ethical or moral principles; SYN. dishonorable, dishonourable, immoral, unethical.
3. Of low birth or station ('base' is archaic in this sense); SYN. baseborn, humble, lowly.
4. Having or showing a meanspirited lack of honor or morality; SYN. mean, meanspirited.
5. (Used of metals) Consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal.
6. (Archaic) Illegitimate; SYN. baseborn.
1. Having the nature of vice; SYN. evil, vicious.
2. Hopelessly bad; SYN. unreformable, unregenerate.
3. Marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered right or proper or good; SYN. immoral, perverse, perverted, reprobate.