What is another word for debauched?

Pronunciation: [dɪbˈɔːt͡ʃt] (IPA)

Debauched is a word that describes a person who leads an immoral and dissolute lifestyle. There are several synonyms for this word such as licentious, dissolute, wanton, and promiscuous. Other synonyms include corrupt, degenerate, depraved, and wicked. Each of these words can be used to describe someone who indulges in excesses like drinking, drug abuse, illicit sex, and other vices. Such people have little or no regard for morality or the well-being of others. By using synonyms for debauched, it is possible to paint a realistic and vivid picture of the kind of individual that the word applies to.

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What are the hypernyms for Debauched?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for debauched?

The word "debauched" is often used to describe someone who is inclined towards excessive and immoral behavior. Antonyms for "debauched" could include "virtuous," "chaste," "pure," "innocent," "upright," "moral," "wholesome," and "decent." These words denote a person with high morals, ethics, and values. A person who is virtuous and pure does not indulge in any type of excesses and regulates their behavior in accordance with their ethical values. The opposite of debauched, a person who is chaste and innocent, does not partake in any immoral or sinful activities. Such individuals lead a morally upright and decent life, free from moral turpitude.

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Usage examples for Debauched

He had debauched her innocence when she was quite a young girl; she had continued to be one of his many mistresses for several years; then he grew tired of her, and, his attentions gradually ceasing, he had left her quite free to do what she pleased.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell
Or, perhaps, weary of the life of melancholy solitude, of debauched squalor, of the moral pig-stye in which he had been rotting so many years, the idea of decency, of dignity, of society, of a wife and children and friends, may have made him capable of a strong resolution.
"The Countess of Albany"
Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
It is not a debauched body and a rotten soul I am bringing as my offering to you tonight.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

Famous quotes with Debauched

  • Better a debauched canary than a pious wolf.
    Anton Chekhov
  • The Managers of that Trade themselves, and others, testify, that many of these African nations inhabit fertile countries, are industrious farmers, enjoy plenty, and lived quietly, averse to war, before the Europeans debauched them with liquors, and bribing them against one another; and that these inoffensive people are brought into slavery, by stealing them, tempting Kings to sell subjects, which they can have no right to do, and hiring one tribe to war against another, in order to catch prisoners. By such wicked and inhuman ways the English are said to enslave towards one hundred thousand yearly; of which thirty thousand are supposed to die by barbarous treatment in the first year; besides all that are slain in the unnatural wars excited to take them. So much innocent blood have the Managers and Supporters of this inhuman Trade to answer for to the common Lord of all!
    Thomas Paine
  • "Jack,you have debauched my sloth."
    Patrick O'Brian
  • Democracy always seems bent upon killing the thing it theoretically loves. I have rehearsed some of its operations against liberty, the very cornerstone of its political metaphysic.But under democracy the remotest and most fantastic possibility is a common place of every day. All the axioms resolve themselves into thundering paradoxes, many amounting to downright contradictions in terms. The mob is competent to rule the rest of us—but it must be rigorously policed itself. There is a government, not of men, but of laws—but men are set upon benches to decide finally what the law is and may be. The highest function of the citizen is to serve the state—but the first assumption that meets him, when he essays to discharge it, is an assumption of his disingenuousness and dishonour.I confess, for my part, that it greatly delights me. I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing. Does it exalt dunderheads, cowards, trimmers, frauds, cads? Then the pain of seeing them go up is balanced and obliterated by the joy of seeing them come down.But I am, it may be, a somewhat malicious man: my sympathies, when it comes to suckers, tend to be coy. What I can't make out is how any man can believe in democracy who feels for and with them, and is pained when they are debauched and made a show of. How can any man be a democrat who is sincerely a democrat?
    H. L. Mencken
  • There's nothing more debauched than thinking.
    Wisława Szymborska

Related words: debauchery, shocking, depraved, immoral, immorality, indecent, bacchanalian, licentious, sensual

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