-n. 4. intemperance, debauchery. See - debauchery.
5. orgy, saturnalia; spree, fling, bout, carouse, revel, wassail; drinking bout, drunk, brannigan, bouse, guzzle, compotation, bacchanal; Inf. binge, Inf. booze, SI. bender, SI. hellbender, SI. bust, Si. toot, SI. tear, Si. jag, U.S. SI. bum, Si. bar-hop, Brit. SI. pub-crawl.
debauchee, n. rake, rakehell, roue, profligate, wanton, libertine, playboy, Inf. rip, SI. swinger, Don Juan, Casssanova, Lothario; sensualist, sybarite, pleas-ure-seeker; carouser, wassailer, rounder, wastrel, ne'er-do-well.
debauchery, n. profligacy, dissoluteness, licentiousness, rakishness, libertinism, dissipation; whoring, wenching, womanizing, SI. leching; intemperance, self-gratification, self-indulgence, overindulgence, unrestraint, incontinence, immoderation; revelry, carousal, It. dolce vita, wild or riotous or free living, Inf. high living, killing pace.
debilitate, v. weaken, enfeeble, make feeble, enervate, deprive of strength; exhaust, fatigue, tire, tire out, SI. poop or poop out, wear out or down; unbrace, unman, emasculate, undo, incapacitate, cripple, impair; deplete, diminish, reduce, undermine, vitiate.
debility, n. 1. weakness, feebleness, enfeeblement, lack of strength, Pathol, asthenia, Pathol, adynamia; infirmity, exhaustion, prostration, enervation; decrepitude, caducity, senility; emasculation, castration, unmanning, impotence, impuissance.
2. languor, lassitude, listlessness; frailty, faintness, Inf. wooziness; weariness, fatigue.
3. atrophy, Pathol, atony, flaccidity, flabbiness, limpness; degeneration, decline.
debonair, adj. 1. gay, jaunty, merry, vivacious; light-hearted, smiling, cheery, sunny, sprightly, lightsome, gay as a lark, spry, lithe; breezy, buoyant, free and easy, sportive, jocund.
2. gracious, courteous, mannerly, polite, gentlemanly, affable, obliging; urbane, suave, refined, well-bred, genteel, elegant, graceful, dapper; gallant, chivalrous, civil.
debris, n. 1. ruins, wreckage, remains, fragments, detritus, shards, brash, Naut. mush; flotsam and jetsam, odds and ends, this and that.
2. junk, rubble, trash, rubbish, litter, sweepings, scourings, leftovers; dross, dregs, refuse, waste, waste matter; mess, slush, garbage, SI. dreck, SI. crap.
debt, n. 1. obligation, indebtedness, incumbrance, accountability, responsibility; liability, claim, account, score, due; deficit, arrears, debit.
2. in debt owing, accountable, liable, responsible, answerable for; beholden, bound, bounden; in arrears, in the red, SI. in hock; in difficulties, in dire straits, straitened, encumbered, Inf. owing everyone in town, Inf. over one's head, Inf in up to one's ears.
debut, n. 1. initial performance, premiere, first appearance, first time up or on or out; introduction, coming out.
2. launching, entrance, undertaking, beginning, first step, first attempt, trial, Inf. first shot, Inf first time anywhere or on stage, Inf. first time around.
-v. 3. launch, undertake, plunge into, enter upon, venture, go into, begin, take up, set about, SI. tackle; enter society, come out.
decadence, n. 1. decay, corruption, perversion, debasement, retrogression, recession; decline, wane, ebb, declension, fall; deterioration, degeneration.