debauched

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj debauched unrestrained by convention or morality "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society","deplorably dissipated and degraded","riotous living","fast women"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Debauched Dissolute; dissipated. "A coarse and debauched look."
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Debauched corrupt: profligate
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Quotations

  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
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    “The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. desbaucher (Fr. débaucher), to corrupt—des = L. dis, and baucher, to hew—bauche or bauc, a beam, a course of stones.

Usage

In literature:

But there was his dual nature; a strain of the errant Corsican had survived to debauch him.
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
Living cheek by jowl with us, there are hundreds and thousands of persons who are ruining their minds by a kind of literary debauch.
"Side Lights" by James Runciman
We see the foul alliance of gold, murderous iron and debauched paper to which we have been sold.
"Germany, The Next Republic?" by Carl W. Ackerman
Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency.
"The Economic Consequences of the Peace" by John Maynard Keynes
Did she not admit that you debauched her?
"Willy Reilly The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
Must hate the man who has oppressed and debauched and cheated them!
"The Gun-Brand" by James B. Hendryx
What if the black, at times, is overburdened, and his wife and daughters debauched?
"Continental Monthly, Vol. II. July, 1862. No. 1." by Various
He luxuriated in the very idea of a debauch.
"Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia" by William Gilmore Simms
It was as damaging as a debauch.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
I returned from a debauch which had lasted me for about a month to find that I was alone in the world.
"Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks" by Charles Felton Pidgin
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In poetry:

As easily our deadly foe
To heaven may on doomsday go,
As the debauch'd, lewd, infidel
Escape that day, the pains of hell.
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
Quit then immediately those friends,
Whose converse, to debauch thee, tends:
Shun them, and their bad ways detest,
As thou wou'dst pitch avoid, when drest.
"Advice To Those Who Are Desirous Of Obtaining God's Favour, And Forgiveness Of Their Sins" by Rees Prichard
Dug in first as God's spurs
To start the spirit out of the mud
It stabled in; long-used, became well-loved
Bedfellows of the spirit's debauch, fond masters.
"The Companionable Ills" by Sylvia Plath
With rakehell Publicans, or worse,
Rather than priests I'd still discourse,
Tho' these debauch'd and spoil'd me quite,
And those wou'd fain direct me right.
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
He must no more with debauches consort,
But quit them all without regret or pain;
As Moses quitted the Egyptian court,
And Lot and Abraham the Chaldean plain.
"Advice To Avoid Bad Company" by Rees Prichard
The pleasures, the debauch'd and lewd enjoy,
To beggary and want directly lead,
And, like an overwhelming flame, destroy
The wealth of those, that stain the marriage-bed.
"Advice And Warning To The Adulterer" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Artist Reimagines Disney Heroes as Debauched Rock Fans.
A slightly debauched survival guide for the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Perhaps the most debauched mass global release by a Hollywood studio, the movie showcases an astonishing array of male anatomy.
Osborne's rich new novel (after the nonfiction Bangkok Days) follows British couple David and Jo Henniger into the Moroccan desert for a debauched weekend at their friends' palatial ksar.
LUXEMBURG , Wis.- The 2012 season finished with a bang, literally, with Tyler Debauche winning the Trailer Race of Destruction at Luxemburg Speedway Saturday.
The debauched details emerged following a Boston University report on the 'culture of sexual entitlement' by its hockey players.
SPECTACULARLY debauched, scatologically obsessed, ugly, French and dead, Serge Gainsbourg may be the least likely pop star of 2001.
A day when Bostonians put aside their differences and come together in the shared pursuit of delights so debauched that Fat Tuesday seem like a lazy Sunday passed at your grandma's church social in comparison (ok, well not quite.
Debauched revels of a dying American civilization .
Orton's debauched 'Butler' at MTC still shockingly funny.
Westword's marijuana cover is perverted and debauched.
There is not one palatable character in Gee 's debauched murder mystery set on the Bay of Fires on Australia's Tasmania coast, a clever way to ensure that each is a suspect in the deaths of two young women.
Spice up your First Friday with a heavy dash of drag, a hot kick of carnies and a side of storytelling, stunts and debauch at Thank Goddess it's OMG.
If true, this sounds like a debauched orgy of mammoth proportions.
Hear Silkky Johnson's Psychedelic Rap LP 'Debauched Legend'.
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