View synonyms for debauched


[ dih-bawcht ]


  1. displaying the effect of excessive indulgence in sensual pleasure:

    a flabby and debauched face.

  2. corrupted; debased:

    debauched morals.

    Synonyms: immoral, profligate, dissipated, depraved

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Other Words From

  • de·bauch·ed·ly [dih-, baw, -chid-lee], adverb
  • de·bauched·ness noun
  • unde·bauched adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of debauched1

First recorded in 1590–1600; debauch + -ed 2

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Example Sentences

Triple spacing and two-inch margins could no longer save you from the effects of a debauched evening spent drinking on Franklin Street when you should have been in the library reading "Aurora Lee" instead.

When Druz visited Crimea before, he said, he felt disturbed by the debauched atmosphere.

But then the courtiers and her son Edward, the new King Edward VIII (himself a notoriously debauched figure), began cleaning up.

Will readers ever get enough of the debauched, smoke-filled nightclubs of wartime Europe?

He and McAvoy embark on debauched trip to Germany which unfolds manically to the soundtrack of “99 Red Balloons.”

But she hits the mark more than she misses, e.g., a debauched rock star is described as looking like “a Pierrot gone bad.”

Although thoroughly debauched, Cerizet married Olympe Cardinal about 1840.

If the immigrant is neither debauched nor misled, but votes his opinions, is he then an element of strength to us?

He procured lettres de cachet from the King, and shut up his disobedient and debauched son in various state-prisons.

Arturius means any debauched wicked fellow, who gains by the times.

Cockayne is Naples in these pages—Naples given over to the lottery, crazed, debauched and beggared by it.


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