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Excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures.
dissipation, dissoluteness, degeneracy, corruption, vice, turpitude, depravity, loucheness, rakishness, libertinism, immodesty, indecency, perversion, shamelessness, iniquity, wickedness, sinfulness, sinning, impropriety, lack of morals, lack of principles, immorality, impurity, unchastity, lasciviousness, salaciousness, lechery, lecherousness, lewdness, bawdiness, lust, lustfulness, libidinousness, licentiousness, promiscuity, wantonness, abandonment, abandon, profligacy, decadence, immoderateness, intemperance, lack of restraint, indulgence, self-indulgence, pleasure-seeking, hedonism, sybaritismvoluptuousness, concupiscence, lubricity, salacityView synonyms
- ‘A long weekend at the seaside means drinking, drugging & general debauchery, yes?’
- ‘The decadence and debauchery of Paris was beckoning to him and he could hardly resist such open temptation.’
- ‘On the surface, it is a celebration of promiscuity and debauchery.’
- ‘In the countryside, these auctions always took place at inns and they sometimes turned into occasions for debauchery and excess.’
- ‘I'll finally be able to live that life of debauchery that I always dreamed of.’
- ‘For many young men, this would be a licence to indulge in debauchery, but Richie was a sensitive soul.’
- ‘Many of the British clearly enjoyed a traditional expatriate life of abandoned debauchery.’
- ‘I'm still uncertain whether it was sadness that the week was over or joy that my life of debauchery could resume.’
- ‘Two teams emerged from a haze of weekend debauchery every Sunday to battle it out on the greens of McCarren Park.’
- ‘Not that my life has been a wild bacchanalian phantasmagoria of debauchery and dissipation, but I've had my moments.’
- ‘I was into more than my fair share of debauchery and mindless consumption of drugs and alcohol.’
- ‘There are no redeeming characters in this morality tale of corruption, adultery, and debauchery.’
- ‘I am against drinking to excess, but generally take a softer stand on debauchery.’
- ‘Over the last few weeks I've been slowly getting my life back on the straight and narrow after a year or so of hedonistic debauchery.’
- ‘We live in a tolerant society where sex drugs and general debauchery are accepted.’
- ‘There might be tales of drunken debauchery, late night carousing and wild sexual abandon, but only from other people.’
- ‘If I had half a brain left after my debauchery, I'd give up the other women, and the W-I-F-E.’
- ‘The atmosphere was more family carnival than drunken debauchery.’
- ‘Wouldn't want to get myself so stressed out that I couldn't enjoy a weekend full of sex and debauchery.’
- ‘Stag and hen nights have become weekends and even whole weeks of debauchery and indulgence.’
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