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Definition of Licentious

Licentious
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.

Meaning of Licentious from wikipedia

- is similar in meaning to "lewd", "indecent", "lecherous", "unchaste", "licentious" or "libidinous". In American legal jargon, lascivious is a semi-technical...
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- As early as 1864, Webster's Dictionary defined the word bluntly as "a licentious painting". The more inclusive word erotica, sometimes used as a synonym...
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- gives advice to a young man about channeling ****ual urges. Due to its licentious nature, the letter was not published in collections of Franklin's papers...
- knowledge". The word "pander", meaning to "pimp" is derived from Pandarus, a licentious figure who facilitates the affair between the protagonists in Troilus...
- self-possessed as the people have been here...There is no looting, no licentiousness, no desperate last-chance fling." Christopher Tookey says "It is hard...
- Kenneth (November 3, 1995). "Movie Review : 'Eclipse' a Grim Tale of Licentious Poets". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Archived from the original...
- the case against: irreverence, scurrility, profanity, vilification and licentious abuse (London: Methuen, 1981) Edited, New approaches to Ruskin: thirteen...
- light-hearted girl," the intense brutality she suffered, caught between "a licentious master and a jealous mistress" drove her wish for death. Yet Patsey, like...
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