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licentious

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li=cen=tious

CIDE DICTIONARY

licentiousa. [L. licentiosus: cf. F. licencieux. See License.].
  •  Characterized by license; passing due bounds; excessive; abusive of freedom; wantonly offensive; as, a licentious press.  [1913 Webster]
    "A wit that no licentious pertness knows."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Unrestrained by law or morality; lawless; immoral; dissolute; lewd; lascivious; as, a licentious man; a licentious life.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Unrestrained; uncurbed; uncontrolled; unruly; riotous; ungovernable; wanton; profligate; dissolute; lax; loose; sensual; impure; unchaste; lascivious; immoral.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

licentious, adj.
1 immoral in sexual relations.
2 archaic disregarding accepted rules or conventions.

Derivative
licentiously adv. licentiousness n.
Etymology
L licentiosus f. licentia: see LICENCE

THESAURUS

licentious

abandoned, amoral, animal, carnal, corrupt, debauched, depraved, disobedient, dissipated, dissolute, fast, fleshly, free, free-living, gallant, gay, go-go, headstrong, heady, high-living, hubristic, immoderate, immoral, incontinent, indulgent, insubordinate, intemperate, irrepressible, irresponsible, lascivious, lawless, lax, lecherous, lewd, libertine, libidinous, loose, lustful, mutinous, nonrestrictive, out of control, out of hand, oversexed, permissive, presuming, presumptuous, profligate, rakehell, rakehellish, rakehelly, rakish, rampant, randy, reinless, relaxed, reprobate, riotous, salacious, satyric, scabrous, self-willed, sensual, unaccountable, unbridled, unchecked, uncoerced, uncompelled, unconstrained, uncontrolled, uncurbed, undisciplined, unforced, ungoverned, uninhibited, unmastered, unmeasured, unmoral, unmuzzled, unprincipled, unreined, unrepressed, unreserved, unrestrained, unrestrictive, unruly, unsubdued, unsuppressed, wanton, wild, wildcat, willful

ROGET THESAURUS

licentious

Impurity

N impurity, uncleanness, immodesty, grossness, indelicacy, indecency, impudicity, obscenity, ribaldry, Fescennine, smut, bawdry, double entente, equivoque, concupiscence, lust, carnality, flesh, salacity, pruriency, lechery, lasciviency, lubricity, Sadism, sapphism, incontinence, intrigue, faux pas, amour, amourette, gallantry, debauchery, libertinish, libertinage, fornication, liaison, wenching, venery, dissipation, seduction, defloration, defilement, abuse, violation, rape, incest, prostitution, social evil, harlotry, stupration, whoredom, concubinage, cuckoldom, adultery, advoutry, crim, con, free love, seraglio, harem, brothel, bagnio, stew, bawdyhouse, cat house, lupanar, house of ill fame, bordel, bordello, impure, unclean, not to be mentioned to ears polite, immodest, shameless, indecorous, indelicate, indecent, Fescennine, loose, risque, coarse, gross, broad, free, equivocal, smutty, fulsome, ribald, obscene, bawdy, pornographic, concupiscent, prurient, lickerish, rampant, lustful, carnal, carnal-minded, lewd, lascivious, lecherous, libidinous, erotic, ruttish, salacious, Paphian, voluptuous, goatish, must, musty, unchaste, light, wanton, licentious, debauched, dissolute, of loose character, of easy virtue, frail, gay, riggish, incontinent, meretricious, rakish, gallant, dissipated, no better than she should be, on the town, on the streets, on the pave, on the loose, adulterous, incestuous, bestial.

Intemperance

N intemperance, sensuality, animalism, carnality, tragalism, pleasure, effeminacy, silkiness, luxury, luxuriousness, lap of pleasure, lap of luxury, free living, indulgence, high living, wild living, inabstinence, self- indulgence, voluptuousness, epicurism, epicureanism, sybaritism, drug habit, dissipation, licentiousness, debauchery, crapulence, revels, revelry, debauch, carousal, jollification, drinking bout, wassail, saturnalia, orgies, excess, too much, Circean cup, bhang, hashish, marijuana, pot, hemp, grass, opium, cocaine, morphine, heroin, LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide, phencyclidine, angel dust, PCP, barbiturates, amphetamines, speed, intemperate, inabstinent, sensual, self-indulgent, voluptuous, luxurious, licentious, wild, dissolute, rakish, fast, debauched, brutish, crapulous, swinish, piggish, Paphian, Epicurean, Sybaritical, bred in the lap of luxury, nursed in the lap of luxury, indulged, pampered, full-fed, high-fed, being full of supper and distempering draughts.


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