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Below you will find the definition of debauch, followed by 33 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
EXAMPLES - Debauch in a Sentence
- This has been a surfeit of pleasures akin to a debauch... (source)
- Or, as is more likely, is the glutton feeling ill after his debauch? (source)
- Is the current theater season so delightful that you'd call it a "debauch"? (source)
- Cameron might be a white slaver He could have brought you here to debauch you. (source)
- Actor Jude Law takes his lookalike daughter Iris upon the selling debauch in London. (source)
- And when you borrow at the level we are borrowing at you frequently debauch your currency. (source)
- Anyway, there are a million ways to debauch the currency without turning on the printing press. (source)
- It is an orgy, a debauch; and I am sure the addled sailors adjudge me the queerest creature on board. (source)
- Fraud and forgery: History of the desperate conspiracy to debauch the election franchise in Ohio by C. (source)
- A friend accompanying me on a minor debauch one recent evening rang up a new bar to see if it was open. (source)
- Maybe that wouldn't encumber future taxes, but wouldn't it "debauch the currency," grossly inflating it? (source)
- Lenin's famous quote: 'The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency' - Ditto. (source)
- I'm not saying that it has to be a drunken debauch, but, c'mon, it's a celebration, get happy and celebrate. (source)
- There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. (source)
- A murder, now, or a massacre, would enhance the flavour of debauch, as the taste of the olive gives zest to wine. (source)
- He had his choice, based on bitter experience, between three days 'debauch among the sharks and harpies of the Barbary (source)
- Worse, Paulson does nothing to curb the bloated compensation levels that characterized Wall Street in the days of debauch. (source)
- Mencken's point is well taken that in excess anything -- whether drinks or platitudes -- becomes "a debauch, a saturnalia, a delirium!" (source)
- And the repulsive New Year's special, which degenerated into a nudity-laden post-show debauch, may have stalled talks on a late-night TV slot. (source)
- Sunglasses-clad Brad Pitt took in vogue tykes Shiloh as well as Zahara upon the toy selling debauch in Washington D.C. Hop, Skip as well as Jump in NYC! (source)
- February 25th, 2008 8: 39am what do expect from a christian denomonation started by a debauch king who only created it so he could divorce his wife haha. (source)
- A central gag in the movie is the horror of the character who wakes up from a debauch to discover he has been permanently disfigured with a Tyson-style tattoo. (source)
- Only the good feeling does not last -- nay, the tears are a kind of debauch of sentiment, as old libertines are said to find that the tears and grief of their victims add (source)
- His liking for a late-night debauch was tied to his liking for younger people with whom he could frolic and laugh, chasing away the melancholy business of having to live alone with his thoughts. (source)
- Any man who shall seduce and debauch any unmarried woman shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison not more than 5 years or by fine of not more than 2,500 dollars .... (source)
- As you will recall, one argument for the euro was that, lacking their own currencies to debauch, countries would have to get a handle on welfare bloat and the disincentives they pile up on workers and entrepreneurs. (source)
- Or they might just resume the game of chicken with German taxpayers, albeit in a new form, implicitly demanding that Germany bail out the ECB before the bank is forced thoroughly to debauch the continent's common currency, the euro. (source)
- The cause of it all, as near as I could make out, was that the man, who was mate, had gone on a debauch before leaving San Francisco, and then had the poor taste to die at the beginning of the voyage and leave Wolf Larsen short-handed. (source)
- He would have possessed a larger sum, had he not, on occasion, conservatively played che fa and fan tan, and had he not, for a twelve-month, toiled among the centipedes and scorpions of the stifling cane-fields in the semi-dream of a continuous opium debauch. (source)
- Balafre was, in short, a keen soldier, hardened, selfish, and narrow minded; active and bold in the discharge of his duty, but acknowledging few objects beyond it, except the formal observance of a careless devotion, relieved by an occasional debauch with brother Boniface, his comrade and confessor. (source)
- She was then bought by the unscrupulous Raleigh, a survivor of "coups and counter-coups, calorie plagues and starvation," who now "squats like a liver-spotted toad in his Ploenchit 'club,' smiling in self-satisfaction as he instructs newly arrived foreigners in the lost arts of pre-Contraction debauch." (source)
- The jovial temper of Bucklaw seldom permitted him to be nice in the choice of his associates; and on the present occasion, when his joyous debauch received additional zest from the intervention of an unusual space of sobriety, and almost abstinence, he was as happy in leading the revels as if his comrades had been sons of princes. (source)
- The mourners returned to the tower, there, according to a custom but recently abolished in Scotland, to carouse deep healths to the memory of the deceased, to make the house of sorrow ring with sounds of joviality and debauch, and to diminish, by the expense of a large and profuse entertainment, the limited revenues of the heir of him whose funeral they thus strangely honoured. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 33 example sentences provided below is 56.0, which suggests that "debauch" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 28 synonyms for debauch.
abuse, bastardize, bestialize, betray, brutalize, debase, defile, deflower, demoralize, fornicate, fraternize, go bad, go to hell, intrigue, inveigle, lead astray, live in the gutter, lure, pervert, pollute, ravish, ruin, seduce, subvert, tempt, violate, vitiate, warp
We have 18 antonyms for debauch.
be loyal, clean, cleanse, defend, disenchant, disgust, help, honor, improve, obey, praise, protect, purify, repulse, straighten, turn off, upgrade, value
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of debauch from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To corrupt morally.
- (verb-transitive) To lead away from excellence or virtue.
- (verb-transitive) To reduce the value, quality, or excellence of; debase. See Synonyms at corrupt.
- (verb-transitive) Archaic To cause to forsake allegiance.
- (verb-intransitive) To indulge in dissipation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) An act of debauchery.
- (noun) An orgy.
- (verb) to morally corrupt (someone); to seduce
- (verb) to debase (something); to lower the value of (something)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb) To lead away from purity or excellence; to corrupt in character or principles; to mar; to vitiate; to pollute; to seduce
- (noun) Excess in eating or drinking; intemperance; drunkenness; lewdness; debauchery.
- (noun) An act or occasion of debauchery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To corrupt the morals or principles of; entice into improper conduct, as excessive indulgence, treason, etc.; lead astray, as from morality, duty, or allegiance: as, to debauch a youth by evil instruction and example; to debauch an army.
- (None) Specifically, to corrupt with lewdness; bring to be guilty of unchastity; deprave; seduce: as, to debauch a woman.
- (None) To lower or impair in quality; corrupt or vitiate; pervert.
- (None) Figuratively, to spoil; dismantle; render unserviceable.
- (None) To riot; revel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
- (verb) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality