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Definition of "debauchery" []

  • Extreme indulgence in sensual pleasures; dissipation. (noun)
  • Orgies. (noun)
  • Archaic Seduction from morality, allegiance, or duty. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "debauchery" in a sentence
  • "At least in the conventional, stereotypical, Nikki Sixxian definition of the term debauchery, EMP is a “no rocking” zone."
  • "He mentions an area at the end of one irrigation canal known as Gulkana, "a secluded, cozy spot ... (where) much debauchery is indulged in" and offers this parody of Hafiz he heard there:"
  • "Who wants to live in a country where even the smallest ‘offence’, the wrong garbage, overlapping the parking lines, sees a weeks grocery bills in fines while serious violent crime and drunken debauchery is defended."