Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The fellow has no property as respectable as the basest virtue of a wolf.

To lie, to deceive, to circumvent even the basest of mankind was odious to him.

One scarce realizes that this lovely spot is at the same time the basest.

I have ever found them the meanest and basest, the most cruel and cowardly, of all others.

This infamous magician, the basest of men, was the sole cause of my misfortune.

I have found them, almost invariably, the vilest, meanest and basest of their class.

The words I had uttered had sounded to Madeline like the basest insult.

He knew it would be an act of the basest ingratitude and selfishness.

And Alice was suspected of the basest and the blackest guilt!

Would the basest hind in the field have lifted a sword against a woman?