Share this entry

Share this page

debauchery

Line breaks: de¦bauch|ery
Pronunciation: /dɪˈbɔːtʃ(ə)ri
 
/

Definition of debauchery in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Excessive indulgence in sex, alcohol, or drugs.
Example sentences
  • A long weekend at the seaside means drinking, drugging & general debauchery, yes?
  • For many young men, this would be a licence to indulge in debauchery, but Richie was a sensitive soul.
  • Stag and hen nights have become weekends and even whole weeks of debauchery and indulgence.
Synonyms
dissipation, dissoluteness, degeneracy, corruption, vice, turpitude, depravity, loucheness, rakishness, libertinism, immodesty, indecency, perversion, shamelessness, iniquity, wickedness, sinfulness, sinning, impropriety, lack of morals, lack of principles, immorality, impurity, unchastity, lasciviousness, salaciousness, lechery, lecherousness, lewdness, bawdiness, lust, lustfulness, libidinousness, licentiousness, promiscuity, wantonness, abandonment, abandon, profligacy, decadence, immoderateness, intemperance, lack of restraint, indulgence, self-indulgence, pleasure-seeking, hedonism, sybaritism
rare voluptuousness, concupiscence, lubricity, salacity

Definition of debauchery in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: inˈɡrāSHēˌāt
verb
bring oneself into favor with someone through flattery…