licentious

[lahy-sen-shuhs]
adjective
1.
sexually unrestrained; lascivious; libertine; lewd.
2.
unrestrained by law or general morality; lawless; immoral.
3.
going beyond customary or proper bounds or limits; disregarding rules.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin licentiōsus unrestrained. See license, -ous

licentiously, adverb
licentiousness, noun
nonlicentious, adjective
nonlicentiously, adverb
nonlicentiousness, noun
overlicentious, adjective
overlicentiously, adverb
overlicentiousness, noun
unlicentious, adjective
unlicentiously, adverb
unlicentiousness, noun

lascivious, licentious.


2. abandoned, profligate.


2. lawful.
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licentious (laɪˈsɛnʃəs)
 
adj
1.  sexually unrestrained or promiscuous
2.  rare showing disregard for convention
 
[C16: from Latin licentiōsus capricious, from licentialicence]
 
li'centiously
 
adv
 
li'centiousness
 
n

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licentious
"morally unrestrained," 1530s, from M.L. licentiosus "full of license, unrestrained," from L. licentia (see license).
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Example sentences
The only thing co-opted is the date, which was used to try and entice the pagans from their rather licentious festivities.
He then broke into one of their licentious ballads, and was soon accompanied by all the rest of this depraved chorus.
Because of her licentious behavior, her husband also abandoned her.
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