debauchery

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debauchery

A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term for excess indulgence in sensual pleasures, especially sexual, but also alcohol and/or drugs.
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His face will remain untouched by his debaucheries; however his portrait will instead record the corruption and ugliness of his soul.
I have no doubt that the mendacities Bill Clinton dispenses with compelling certitude on the science of global warming, his "mending" of affirmative action, and the employment consequences of the minimum wage will be far more deadly to Americans than any little bug we may pick up from debaucheries in "the Johnson presidency" (my favorite Slate runner-up).
Peregrine's journey through Europe, his many debaucheries, and his final repentance all provide scope for Smollett's satire on human cruelty, stupidity, and greed.