debauchery


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de·bauch·er·y

 (dĭ-bô′chə-rē)
n. pl. de·bauch·er·ies
1.
a. Extreme indulgence in sensual pleasures; dissipation.
b. debaucheries Orgies.
2. Archaic Seduction from morality, allegiance, or duty.

de•bauch•er•y

(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.
[1635–45]

Debauchery

 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

debauchery

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.
Translations
فِسْق، فُجور، خَلاعَه
hýřenízhýralost
udskejelserudsvævelser
óhóf, sukk, svall, ólifnaîur
çapkınlıkzamparalık

debauchery

[dɪˈbɔːtʃərɪ] Nlibertinaje m, depravación f

debauchery

[dɪˈbɔːtʃəri] ndébauche f

debauchery

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

debauchery

[dɪˈbɔːtʃrɪ] ndissolutezza

debauched

(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 ?
Whence, too, did you get the money for your debauchery? For the love of God be more careful of yourself, or you will be ruined.
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. He was a regular devil, and a very disorderly one, who made Dom Claude scowl; but very droll and very subtle, which made the big brother smile.
It suits you so badly- all this debauchery, dissipation, and the rest of it!"
There was McMann, who ran up a single bar-room bill of thirty-eight thousand dollars; and Jimmie the Rough, who spent one hundred thousand a month for four months in riotous living, and then fell down drunk in the snow one March night and was frozen to death; and Swiftwater Bill, who, after spending three valuable claims in an extravagance of debauchery, borrowed three thousand dollars with which to leave the country, and who, out of this sum, because the lady-love that had jilted him liked eggs, cornered the one hundred and ten dozen eggs on the Dawson market, paying twenty-four dollars a dozen for them and promptly feeding them to the wolf-dogs.
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.
And afterwards, how he had all at once broken out: he had associated with the most horrible people, and rushed into the most senseless debauchery. He remembered later the scandal over a boy, whom he had taken from the country to bring up, and, in a fit of rage, had so violently beaten that proceedings were brought against him for unlawfully wounding.
When a woman debauched from her youth, nay, even being the offspring of debauchery and vice, comes to give an account of all her vicious practices, and even to descend to the particular occasions and circumstances by which she ran through in threescore years, an author must be hard put to it wrap it up so clean as not to give room, especially for vicious readers, to turn it to his disadvantage.
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. The great difference is, that the table and chair cannot feel, and the man can; for even a legal enactment that he shall be "taken, reputed, adjudged in law, to be a chattel personal," cannot blot out his soul, with its own private little world of memories, hopes, loves, fears, and desires.
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.
All men have their enemies, good Sir Sluggard; and there be those malignant enough to construe the hospitable refreshment which I have been offering to you, a weary traveller, for the matter of three short hours, into sheer drunkenness and debauchery, vices alike alien to my profession and my disposition.''