[syn: profligacy, dissipation, dissolution, licentiousness, looseness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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
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.
[1913 Webster] -- Li*cen"tious*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the quality of being lewd and lascivious [syn:
2: dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure [syn: profligacy,
dissipation, dissolution, licentiousness, looseness]