[ lahy-sen-shuhs-nis ]
See synonyms for licentiousness on
  1. a throwing off of sexual restraint; lewd character or behavior: The Hays Code tried to stamp out all lust and licentiousness in American film.

  2. wanton disregard or transgression of laws, rules, or moral norms: Freedom entails responsibilities, or else it degenerates into licentiousness.

Origin of licentiousness


Other words from licentiousness

  • non·li·cent·ious·ness, noun
  • o·ver·li·cent·ious·ness, noun
  • un·li·cen·tious·ness, noun

Words Nearby licentiousness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use licentiousness in a sentence