Origin of licentious
Examples from the Web for licentious
For Shaftel this kind of licentious behavior amounts to “conspicuous consumption disguised as urbanity.”Don’t Diss the Beauty of Brunch: Defending Our Favorite Meal|Tim Teeman|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Licentious and immoral practices seem to get great head amongst young people,” he preached.The Hellish Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, Malign Evangelist|Matthew Paul Turner|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He also accuses Isabel of repeatedly trying to seduce him, although he supposedly refused to succumb to her licentious ways.
And shame on Tiger, for another kind of promiscuity—the licentious use of his father.The Psychological Strategy of the Tiger Ad and Why It Will Backfire|Adam Hanft|April 9, 2010|DAILY BEAST
His Manichaean friends urged him to take this step, which was rendered easier by the licentious lives of the students at Carthage.
Decent women should not live with licentious husbands in the relation of wife.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)|Ida Husted Harper
There is not a single good woman in the book: the officers' wives are licentious, unprincipled, and eaten up with social ambition.Essays on Russian Novelists|William Lyon Phelps
There was no hint of the vulgar or licentious pleasures which became the characteristics of love in the eighteenth century.Women of Modern France (Illustrated)|Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
For him there were left only the idle and licentious diversions of such a court as that in which his father lived.
British Dictionary definitions for licentious
Word Origin for licentious
Word Origin and History for licentious
"morally unrestrained," 1530s, from Medieval Latin licentiosus "full of license, unrestrained," from Latin licentia (see license). Related: Licentiously; licentiousness.