Definitions for: Debauchery


[n] a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity



Webster (1913) Definition: 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. --Burke.

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

Oppose . . . debauchery by temperance. --Sprat.

Synonyms: bacchanal, bacchanalia, debauch, drunken revelry, orgy, riot, saturnalia

See Also: revel, revelry

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