Examples of lawless in a Sentence
the lawless society of the frontier
the lawless rioters were destroying everything in sight
Recent Examples of lawless from the Web
A July report from the United Nations showed that coca production in Colombia had reached levels not seen in two decades, complicating Colombia’s efforts to make its vast, lawless countryside more secure.
The Ponca people call the march south and east the Trail of Tears, borrowing the term from the more famous Trail of Tears that was the result of the lawless enforcement of Indian Removal Act of 1830 by Steve Bannon's idol, Andrew Jackson.
Among their first bad encounters are the Langmores, a lawless bunch who live in a few trailers by the water.
For centuries the archipelago was a lawless land visited only by whalers and explorers.
The claim that New Orleans was on track to become more violent than lawless areas of South and Central American cities that have been besieged by drug cartel violence and civil unrest had some readers raising their eyebrows.
Libya’s lawless, desolate center and south provides a sanctuary for militants to reorganize, recruit, train and potentially plot for a comeback.
To Ella and other people living in the area, the border region is not the lawless zone depicted in the media.
Inner-city residents claim to want a quicker emergency response and a police department willing to deal with quality of life issues, such as non-stop gunplay and lawless young men on dirt bikes.
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First Known Use of lawless
Synonymsanarchic (also anarchical), disorderly, lawbreaking, unruly
Related Wordsdefiant, insubordinate, mutinous, rebellious, refractory, riotous; undisciplined; criminal, felonious, illegal, illegitimate, illicit, unlawful, wrongful; disobedient, froward, intractable, recalcitrant
Near Antonymslawful, legal, legalized, legitimate; amenable, compliant, docile, obedient, submissive, tractable
LAWLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lawless for English Language Learners
: having no laws
: not obeying the law
LAWLESS Defined for Kids
legal Definition of lawless
- a lawless act
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