Definition of debauched in US English:



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

    ‘a debauched lifestyle’
    • ‘His debauched antics are beginning to catch up with him as his fed-up pregnant girl-friend has banned him from his own house!’
    • ‘Instead it turned into an orgy of debauched excess.’
    • ‘But what have I, a continuing PhD, done to deserve to join in the debauched bacchanalian revelry of undergrads?’
    • ‘So back in London I am - working at the moment - for what may well be my final debauched weekend for a good long while.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It all began with an innocent Xmas dinner, which turned into a rather debauched affair.’
    • ‘In an effort to sell his friend's art, he bumbles into a debauched carnival of sex and drugs.’
    • ‘His successors - despite, or because of, debauched lifestyles - were unable to fulfil the basic task of breeding.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Published in 1819, John Polidor's The Vampyre is the tale of a decadent, debauched aristocrat.’
    • ‘Still being in their 20s always helps even if their debauched lifestyle of drink and drugs should have pretty much killed them by now.’
    • ‘The average Las Vegas vacation is already a debauched combination of gambling, sex and alcohol.’
    • ‘The movie concentrates on Rochester's lascivious and debauched adventures in London, gallivanting about with other aristocratic hedonists.’
    • ‘Families from hell, adolescent angst and pre-teen mothers can also be found in the middle ages, along with debauched monks and cheeky kids.’
    • ‘Her excessive libido and debauched lifestyle are now discussed with unprecedented enthusiasm and indiscretion.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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