Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Extreme indulgence in sensual pleasures; dissipation.
  • noun Orgies.
  • noun Archaic Seduction from morality, allegiance, or duty.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures of any kind; gluttony; intemperance; sexual immorality; unlawful indulgence of lust.
  • noun Corruption of morality or fidelity; seduction from duty or allegiance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Corruption of fidelity; seduction from virtue, duty, or allegiance.
  • noun Excessive indulgence of the appetites; especially, excessive indulgence of lust; intemperance; sensuality; habitual lewdness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Indulgence in sensual pleasures; scandalous activities involving sex, alcohol, or drugs without inhibition.
  • noun archaic Seduction from duty.

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

  • noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

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Examples

  • At least in the conventional, stereotypical, Nikki Sixxian definition of the term debauchery, EMP is a “no rocking” zone.

    Chuck Klosterman on Pop

  • At least in the conventional, stereotypical, Nikki Sixxian definition of the term debauchery, EMP is a “no rocking” zone.

    Chuck Klosterman on Pop

  • At least in the conventional, stereotypical, Nikki Sixxian definition of the term debauchery, EMP is a “no rocking” zone.

    Chuck Klosterman on Pop

  • At least in the conventional, stereotypical, Nikki Sixxian definition of the term debauchery, EMP is a “no rocking” zone.

    I, Rock Chump

  • At least in the conventional, stereotypical, Nikki Sixxian definition of the term debauchery, EMP is a “no rocking” zone.

    I, Rock Chump

  • At least in the conventional, stereotypical, Nikki Sixxian definition of the term debauchery, EMP is a “no rocking” zone.

    I, Rock Chump

  • At least in the conventional, stereotypical, Nikki Sixxian definition of the term debauchery, EMP is a “no rocking” zone.

    Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

  • At least in the conventional, stereotypical, Nikki Sixxian definition of the term debauchery, EMP is a “no rocking” zone.

    Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

  • At least in the conventional, stereotypical, Nikki Sixxian definition of the term debauchery, EMP is a “no rocking” zone.

    Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

  • He mentions an area at the end of one irrigation canal known as Gulkana, "a secluded, cozy spot ... (where) much debauchery is indulged in" and offers this parody of Hafiz he heard there:

    Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier

Comments

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  • One of those words that needn't be defined -- you can tell what it means just by the sound. When I hear it, I want to vomit.

    April 19, 2007

  • Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Ephesians 5:18-19.

    April 20, 2011

  • Yes, be filled with spirit, goddrammit!

    April 20, 2011