debauched

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Debauch \De*bauch"\, verb (used with an object) & i. [imp. & p. p. {Debauched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Debauching}.] [F. d['e]baucher, prob. originally, to entice away from the workshop; pref. d['e]- (L. dis- or de) + OF. bauche, bauge, hut, cf. F. bauge lair of a wild boar; prob. from G. or Icel., cf. Icel. b[=a]lkr. See {Balk}, noun] To lead away from purity or excellence; to corrupt in character or principles; to mar; to vitiate; to pollute; to seduce; as, to debauch one's self by intemperance; to debauch a woman; to debauch an army.

Learning not debauched by ambition. --Burke.

A man must have got his conscience thoroughly debauched and hardened before he can arrive to the height of sin. --South.

Her pride debauched her judgment and her eyes. --Cowley.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Debauched \De*bauched"\, adjective Dissolute; dissipated. "A coarse and debauched look." --Ld. Lytton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

debauched

adjective

1: unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women" [syn: {debauched}, {degenerate}, {degraded}, {dissipated}, {dissolute}, {libertine}, {profligate}, {riotous}, {fast}]


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