debauchery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n debauchery a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Debauchery Corruption of fidelity; seduction from virtue, duty, or allegiance. "The republic of Paris will endeavor to complete the debauchery of the army."
    • Debauchery Excessive indulgence of the appetites; especially, excessive indulgence of lust; intemperance; sensuality; habitual lewdness. "Oppose . . . debauchery by temperance."
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Debauchery excessive intemperance: habitual lewdness
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Quotations

  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love.”

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:

This is why the bog of debauchery engulfs so many men of a naturally good nature.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
The riotous scenes of drunkenness, debauchery and murder became unspeakable.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
They openly profess debauchery, for the usual reason, that of conquering the flesh by exhaustion and satiety.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
The white skin has been the password for some awful systems of debauchery among the aborigines of America.
"Trail Tales" by James David Gillilan
Against the carelessness, the covetousness, the debauchery and corruption of the nations, God would speak through him.
"The Message and the Man:" by J. Dodd Jackson
Licentiousness, debauchery, the demoralized condition of the home and family ties, made all society corrupt.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Meanwhile the Eighteenth Century, with its godlessness and its debauchery, was born.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865" by Various
He warns him against wine, gambling, and debauchery, teaches him geography, and points out to him what is worth seeing.
"The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare" by J. J. Jusserand
She is not a mere sense delight, a toy for the debauchery of my intellect and the enthronement of emotion.
"The Kempton-Wace Letters" by Jack London
They will starve three days, and complete the week in revel and debauchery.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
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In news:

Da Vinci 's Demons Trailer Hints at Style, Debauchery, and Magic.
The perfect time to rehash the New Year's debauchery and soak up some of that excess alcohol with equally indulgent fare.
With the Thanksgiving melee ahead, hunkering down and eating lighter earlier this week to make room for the culinary debauchery to come was a must.
LMFAO's Redfoo and Sky Blu stay in character and play debauchery for laughs and fun at Staples Center as part of Sorry for Party Rocking Tour.
How could he expect to have the moral authority to speak out against his bodyguards' sexual debauchery.
I'm guessing she wants all things "Tiger" and his debauchery gone.
And these dukes of debauchery prove why on their live DVD, Steel Panther : The British Invasion.
Peep Me XOXO was full of debauchery, whether it was a dance floor full of happy couples and.
I hear of how people exploit the system to buy lottery tickets, beer and support all kinds of human debauchery.
Tongues were wagging following Prince Harry's recent scandal-plagued weekend in Las Vegas, which included various controlled substances and photographed debauchery.
Raunchy debauchery makes Cornyation R-rated fun.
Okay, Mad HAdder is gonna rock the O come on out and join the debauchery.
The Republic, Public Works, Holy Cow, Bloom's Saloon, Mercury Soul, Fag Fridays, Gaslamp Killer, and more nightlife debauchery.
The Grub Street Guide to St Patrick's Day Debauchery (With a Map.
When I think of strippers, I think of tasteless debauchery that is fueled by whiskey and a strong sexual desire.
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