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licentiousness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Licentious  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  licentiousness 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  lewd  and  lascivious  [syn:  {wantonness}, 
  {sexual  immorality}] 
  2:  dissolute  indulgence  in  sensual  pleasure  [syn:  {profligacy}, 
  {dissipation},  {dissolution}] 




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