licentious definition

  • adjective:
    • poor ethical control or ignoring appropriate discipline, especially in sexual conduct.
    • Having no regard for accepted guidelines or standards.
    • poor discipline, or disregarding societal criteria, particularly in intimate conduct.
    • Disregarding accepted rules.
    • Characterized by license; passing due bounds; extortionate; abusive of freedom; wantonly offensive.
    • Unrestrained by-law or morality; lawless; immoral; dissolute; lewd; lascivious
    • lacking ethical discipline; particularly intimately unrestrained
  • others:
    • Characterized by or utilizing permit; marked by or indulging too great freedom; overpassing because of bounds or restrictions; exorbitant.
    • Specifically Unrestrained by law, faith, or morality; wanton; free; dissolute; libidinous: as, a licentions person; licentious desires.
    • Synonyms Profligate, dissolute, debauched. See list under lascivious.

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