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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

licentiously adverb
licentiousness noun

Examples of licentious in a sentence

  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


Law Dictionary

licentious

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adjective li·cen·tious \lī-ˈsen-chəs\

Legal Definition of licentious

  1. :  disregarding legal restraints esp. with regard to sexual relations <arrested as a prostitute for licentious sexual intercourse>

licentiously adverb
licentiousness noun




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