Definition of debauched in US English:

debauched

adjective

  • Indulging in or characterized by sensual pleasures to a degree perceived to be morally harmful; dissolute.

    ‘a debauched lifestyle’
    • ‘It all began with an innocent Xmas dinner, which turned into a rather debauched affair.’
    • ‘In the parable, the younger son of a wealthy family requests his inheritance in advance and leaves home to go to the city, where he leads an extravagant and debauched life, and spends every cent.’
    • ‘So back in London I am - working at the moment - for what may well be my final debauched weekend for a good long while.’
    • ‘In an effort to sell his friend's art, he bumbles into a debauched carnival of sex and drugs.’
    • ‘Welsh and Gibson came up with eight characters and a typically debauched storyline that begins in 1985 when two Edinburgh teenagers run away to Blackpool and hook up with a Scottish goalkeeper and two prostitutes.’
    • ‘His debauched antics are beginning to catch up with him as his fed-up pregnant girl-friend has banned him from his own house!’
    • ‘Professing not to know that his nubile young companion on one particularly debauched evening was a call girl is even worse than knowing, and then trying to brazen your way out of it.’
    • ‘Her excessive libido and debauched lifestyle are now discussed with unprecedented enthusiasm and indiscretion.’
    • ‘The movie concentrates on Rochester's lascivious and debauched adventures in London, gallivanting about with other aristocratic hedonists.’
    • ‘In fact, after I'd had the stroke I wished I'd lived a more debauched life, then I might have deserved it,’ she says, jokingly.’
    • ‘The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible.’
    • ‘The average Las Vegas vacation is already a debauched combination of gambling, sex and alcohol.’
    • ‘His successors - despite, or because of, debauched lifestyles - were unable to fulfil the basic task of breeding.’
    • ‘Published in 1819, John Polidor's The Vampyre is the tale of a decadent, debauched aristocrat.’
    • ‘But what have I, a continuing PhD, done to deserve to join in the debauched bacchanalian revelry of undergrads?’
    • ‘Families from hell, adolescent angst and pre-teen mothers can also be found in the middle ages, along with debauched monks and cheeky kids.’
    • ‘Popped out in the garden today to mow the lawn and generally get some exercise after a rather debauched weekend and noticed with glee that the four potatoes I stuck in the ground a few weeks ago have turned into plants.’
    • ‘Still being in their 20s always helps even if their debauched lifestyle of drink and drugs should have pretty much killed them by now.’
    • ‘His work was included in numerous exhibitions, including one-man shows, and he became a well-known figure in the art world, but he fell seriously ill in 1906-a result of his debauched life - and stopped painting.’
    • ‘Instead it turned into an orgy of debauched excess.’
    dissolute, dissipated, degenerate, corrupt, depraved, louche, rakish, shameless, sinful, unprincipled, immoral, impure, unchaste, lascivious, lecherous, libertine, lewd, lustful, libidinous, licentious, promiscuous, loose, wanton, abandoned, unrestrained, fast, fast-living, decadent, profligate, intemperate, sybaritic, voluptuary, pleasure-seeking, indulgent, self-indulgent
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Pronunciation

debauched

/dəˈbɔtʃt//dəˈbôCHt/