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n. pl. de·bauch·er·ies
a. Extreme indulgence in sensual pleasures; dissipation.
b. debaucheries Orgies.
2. Archaic Seduction from morality, allegiance, or duty.


(dɪˈbɔ tʃə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures; intemperance.
2. debaucheries, acts or instances of such indulgence.
3. Archaic. seduction from duty or virtue.


 of bachelors—Hare.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.debauchery - a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuitydebauchery - a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
revel, revelry - unrestrained merrymaking


noun depravity, excess, lust, revel, indulgence, orgy, incontinence, gluttony, dissipation, licentiousness, intemperance, overindulgence, lewdness, dissoluteness, carousal The police were called to quell scenes of violence and debauchery.
فِسْق، فُجور، خَلاعَه
óhóf, sukk, svall, ólifnaîur


[dɪˈbɔːtʃərɪ] Nlibertinaje m, depravación f


[dɪˈbɔːtʃəri] ndébauche f


nAusschweifung f, → Debauche f (old); a life of debaucheryein zügelloses or ausschweifendes Leben


[dɪˈbɔːtʃrɪ] ndissolutezza


(diˈboːtʃt) adjective
inclined to debauchery.
deˈbauchery noun
too much indulgence in pleasures usually considered immoral, especially sexual activity and excessive drinking. a life of debauchery.
References in classic literature ?
And then because of his memories and his shame, he was glad when others joined them, men and women; and they had more drink and spent the night in wild rioting and debauchery.
It is one of the bitterest apportionments of a lot of slavery, that the negro, sympathetic and assimilative, after acquiring, in a refined family, the tastes and feelings which form the atmosphere of such a place, is not the less liable to become the bond-slave of the coarsest and most brutal,--just as a chair or table, which once decorated the superb saloon, comes, at last, battered and defaced, to the barroom of some filthy tavern, or some low haunt of vulgar debauchery.
It is said that the Margravine would give herself up to debauchery and exceedingly fast living for several months at a time, and then retire to this miserable wooden den and spend a few months in repenting and getting ready for another good time.
But, the gaol was a vile place, in which most kinds of debauchery and villainy were practised, and where dire diseases were bred, that came into court with the prisoners, and sometimes rushed straight from the dock at my Lord Chief Justice himself, and pulled him off the bench.
His friends, and he had many, who, as well as Cedric, were passionately attached to him, contended that this sluggish temper arose not from want of courage, but from mere want of decision; others alleged that his hereditary vice of drunkenness had obscured his faculties, never of a very acute order, and that the passive courage and meek good-nature which remained behind, were merely the dregs of a character that might have been deserving of praise, but of which all the valuable parts had flown off in the progress of a long course of brutal debauchery.
And I could hardly have resigned myself to the simple, vulgar, direct debauchery of a clerk and have endured all the filthiness of it.
At last, charged with murders, with debauchery, hated by every one and yet threatening still, like a panther thirsting for blood, she fell under the blows of men whom she had rendered desperate, though they had never done her the least injury; she met with judges whom her hideous crimes had evoked; and that executioner you saw -- that executioner who you say told you everything -- that executioner, if he told you everything, told you that he leaped with joy in avenging on her his brother's shame and suicide.
These they would exchange with the hangers-on of the fort for whiskey, and then revel in drunkeness and debauchery.
You have not stupified yourself with debauchery and you have not mortgaged your fortune to social conveniences.
Obviously, he would no longer be the man that he had been in the strict training before the fight; never, as I gathered, was such a ruffian more off his guard, or less capable of protecting himself and his possessions, than in these first hours of relaxation and inevitable debauchery for which Raffles had waited with characteristic foresight.
I think, even, he hated the inevitable partner in his debauchery.
But the little brother, like those young trees which deceive the gardener's hopes and turn obstinately to the quarter whence they receive sun and air, the little brother did not grow and did not multiply, but only put forth fine bushy and luxuriant branches on the side of laziness, ignorance, and debauchery.