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licentiousness

[ lahy-sen-shuhs-nis ]
/ laɪˈsɛn ʃəs nɪs /
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noun

a throwing off of sexual restraint; lewd character or behavior: The Hays Code tried to stamp out all lust and licentiousness in American film.
wanton disregard or transgression of laws, rules, or moral norms: Freedom entails responsibilities, or else it degenerates into licentiousness.

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Origin of licentiousness

OTHER WORDS FROM licentiousness

non·li·cent·ious·ness, nouno·ver·li·cent·ious·ness, nounun·li·cen·tious·ness, noun

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