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licentious

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adjective li·cen·tious \lī-ˈsen(t)-shəs\

Simple Definition of licentious

  • : sexually immoral or offensive

Full Definition of licentious

  1. 1 :  lacking legal or moral restraints; especially :  disregarding sexual restraints

  2. 2 :  marked by disregard for strict rules of correctness

li·cen·tious·ly adverb
li·cen·tious·ness noun

Examples of licentious

  1. <a moralist who decried what she regarded as the licentious and corrupt culture of the entertainment industry>



Origin of licentious

Latin licentiosus, from licentia


First Known Use: 1535



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