Synonyms for debauch
- go bad
- go to hell
- lead astray
- live in the gutter
Antonyms for debauch
- be loyal
- turn off
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEBAUCH
In a moment the cobwebs of his debauch began to fall from him, and he became alert.
Of the younger men, many were sleeping off the debauch of the previous evening.
Is it no part of the price that you spend your days in pleasure and your nights in debauch?
Can I even trust him in hours of convivial abandonment and debauch?
The old chief seemed contrite after his debauch, but did not mention it.
Dawson Charlie, reeling home from a debauch, drowns in the river.
In all that fierce madness of debauch, thank God, I retained my honour.
The place was deserted, strewed with débris of the night's debauch.
It favors not the association of the cup, the dice-box, or the debauch.
All this was by way of preparation for the evening's debauch.
1590s, from Middle French débaucher "entice from work or duty," from Old French desbaucher "to lead astray," supposedly literally "to trim (wood) to make a beam" (from bauch "beam," from Frankish balk or some other Germanic source akin to English balk). A sense of "shaving" something away, perhaps, but the root is also said to be a word meaning "workshop," which gets toward the notion of "to lure someone off the job;" either way the sense evolution is unclear.