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Meaning of DEBAUCHERY

Pronunciation:  di'bochuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
 

DEBAUCHERY is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: bacchanal, bacchanalia, debauch, drunken revelry, orgy, riot, saturnalia
 
 See Also: revel, revelry

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: carousal, carouse, debauch, debauchment, dissipation, dissoluteness, fastness, free living, gallantry, high living, killing pace, libertinage, libertinism, license, licentiousness, orgy, profligacy, rakishness, riotous living, saturnalia, unbridledness, venery, wenching, whoring, wildness
 

 

 

 

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