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Meaning of LICENTIOUS

Pronunciation:  lI'senshus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  lacking moral discipline; especially sexually unrestrained; "coarse and licentious men"
 

LICENTIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: unchaste
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Li*cen"tious\ (-sh[u^]s), a. [L. licentiosus: cf. F.
licencieux. See {License}.]
1. Characterized by license; passing due bounds; excessive;
   abusive of freedom; wantonly offensive; as, a licentious
   press.

         A wit that no licentious pertness knows. --Savage.

2. Unrestrained by law or morality; lawless; immoral;
   dissolute; lewd; lascivious; as, a licentious man; a
   licentious life. ``Licentious wickedness.'' --Shak.

Syn: Unrestrained; uncurbed; uncontrolled; unruly; riotous;
     ungovernable; wanton; profligate; dissolute; lax; loose;
     sensual; impure; unchaste; lascivious; immoral. --
     {Li*cen"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Li*cen"tious*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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