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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Etiquette became debauchery but opportunism still fuelled the conversation.
▪ They have seen Pop Will Eat Itself close up and seen in them the terrible cost of debauchery.
▪ What universal debauchery this might portend for our nation!
▪ Wrapped up in his own debauchery he had not known of her plight until recently.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Debauchery \De*bauch"er*y\, n.; pl. Debaucheries.

  1. Corruption of fidelity; seduction from virtue, duty, or allegiance.

    The republic of Paris will endeavor to complete the debauchery of the army.

  2. Excessive indulgence of the appetites; especially, excessive indulgence of lust; intemperance; sensuality; habitual lewdness.

    Oppose . . . debauchery by temperance.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1640s, from debauch + -ery. With a variety of spellings in 17c., such as debaush-, deboich-, debosh-.


n. 1 indulgence in sensual pleasures; scandalous activities involving sex, alcohol, or drugs without inhibition. 2 (context archaic English) seduction from duty.


n. a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity [syn: orgy, debauch, saturnalia, riot, bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry]

Debauchery (band)

Debauchery is a death metal band from Stuttgart, Germany.


Debauchery may refer to:

  • Corruption
  • Libertinism
  • Lust
  • Debauchery (band), a German death metal band

Usage examples of "debauchery".

They will find no Pelton, but they will find three women who will swear that, yes, you and your men demanded admittance last night, whereupon you behaved with drunken debauchery, fighting amongst yourselves.

Hellfire League, Aurora knew, was an exclusive club of the premier rakes in England, dedicated to pleasure and debauchery.

This part interested me most, for throughout this almost incredible scene of debauchery I did not experience the slightest sensation, although under other circumstances any of the girls would have claimed my homage, but all I did was to laugh, especially to see the poor poet in terror of experiencing the lust of the flesh, for the profligate nobleman swore that if he made him lose he would deliver him up to the brutal lust of all the abbes.

Nina did not survive him for more than a year, and died miserably from her fearful debauchery.

The minority who hired dragomen to venture into back streets were those seeking the sexual license associated with the East, an anonymous debauchery far from home, exactly what a dragoman could provide.

I am not so far gone in debauchery as to take advantage of a de fenceless woman!

But Heaven in its justice had ordered differently, and I was cruelly punished for my disgusting debauchery.

A life of debauchery rather than the flight of time had tarnished her beauty, and ruined the once exquisite outlines of her form.

The heavy subsidies paid by France for quartering ten thousand men upon him furnished him with the means for indulging in luxury and debauchery.

What warning did the little genius have that her first stop beyond the olfactory heaven that Momma created would lead in a few frantic blinks straight to sheer rot, sheer animal rutting, to spiritual as well as physical debauchery, to the present moment, when she dared not show her shamed face to the world, not even to lifelong friendsespecially to lifelong friends?

The Archipelago was ruled by vicious savages who used their women in common, slaking blood lust and the other kind in orgies of cruelty and debauchery.

For debauchery, no one was a better guide to the taverns, bagnios, billiards halls and whorehouses than William Hickey in his Memoirs of a Georgian Rake while Wits, Wenchers and Wantons by E.

They are not only secretive, appropriative, selfish, and self-defensive, but when redundant are aggressive and tend to destructiveness, the gratification of animal indulgence, intemperance, and debauchery.

Various dubious-looking types, a rusty clockwork fireman, a manky straw dog and some barely dressed dollies were hustled into the spotlight to tell their tales of drunkenness and debauchery, point accusing fingers and paws.

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.