Dictionary.com

lawless

[ law-lis ]
/ ˈlɔ lɪs /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: lawless / lawlessness on Thesaurus.com

adjective
contrary to or without regard for the law: lawless violence.
being without law; uncontrolled by a law; unbridled; unruly; unrestrained: lawless passion.
illegal: bootleggers' lawless activity.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of lawless

First recorded in 1150–1200, lawless is from the Middle English word laweles.See law1, -less

OTHER WORDS FROM lawless

law·less·ly, adverblaw·less·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use lawless in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for lawless

lawless
/ (ˈlɔːlɪs) /

adjective
without law
disobedient to the law
contrary to or heedless of the law
uncontrolled; unbridledlawless rage

Derived forms of lawless

lawlessly, adverblawlessness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK