licentious

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Etymology[edit]

Latin licentiōsus, from licentia (license, freedom).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /laɪ.ˈsɛn.ʃəs/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛnʃəs

Adjective[edit]

licentious (comparative more licentious, superlative most licentious)

  1. Lacking restraint, or ignoring societal standards, particularly in sexual conduct; sexually unprincipled
    • 1930, Norman Lindsay, Redheap, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1965, page 228:
      His eyes trailed over her feline pose on the sofa, finding her limbs adorable while he tried exasperatedly to extract the truth of licentious revelations from them.
  2. Disregarding accepted rules.

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