Etymology
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baseness (n.)

1550s, "state or condition of being low in rank or scale," from base (adj.) + -ness. From 1590s as "state of being morally vile."

updated on April 08, 2017

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Definitions of baseness from WordNet

baseness (n.)
unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values;
Synonyms: sordidness / contemptibility / despicableness / despicability
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.