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  • adj. Corrupted; immoral; self-indulgent.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of debauch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Dissolute; dissipated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Corrupt; vitiated in morals or purity of character; given to debauchery; profligate.
  • Characterized by or characteristic of debauchery: as, a debauched look; a man of debauched principles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. unrestrained by convention or morality


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  • Amongst the great variety there is of ingenious manual arts, ’twill be impossible that no one should be found to please and delight him, unless he be either idle or debauched, which is not to be supposed in a right way of education.

    Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Sections 201-210

  • A prayer as full of cruelty against a most peaceful and valuable part of the community, as it was hypocritical in calling a debauched and profligate man [Charles the Second] 'our religious king. '

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • BROWN: I mean, for years, we've only heard about Jackson as this kind of debauched, wacky pedophile, you know, but what made Michael Jackson great was the music.

    CNN Transcript Dec 24, 2009

  • Why not take more elevated and broader views, walk in the great garden, not skulk in a little "debauched" nook of it? consider the beauty of the forest, and not merely of a few impounded herbs?


  • David Sowerby, 55, from Workington, was today facing a long spell behind bars after a judge said the pervert "debauched" his victims.

    News round-up

  • Rep. Sally Kern says 'debauched' gay marriage caused bad economy (video)

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • "debauched" as anything you'd ever see in the West; people just hide that sort of thing better, they don't flaunt it, it's all very surreptitious, but it happens.

    Natalia Antonova

  • A Philadelphia couple was convicted in 1797 of leading a “debauched mode of living that tends to corrupt the morals of the Citizens.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Moskowitz and other reformers led a campaign to regulate the styles of dancing in dance halls, and by the 1920s, more than sixty city governments passed ordinances banning “lascivious,” “debauched,” and “sensual” movements on public dance floors.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • According to the progressive economist Frank Streightoff, low wages, irregular employment, and “the physical and nervous strain of his work” debauched the working man and caused him to spend his money wildly:

    A Renegade History of the United States


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