licentious
[ lahy-sen-shuhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 16th century; Latin from Medieval Latin licentiosus "full of licence, unrestrained," from Latin licentia "freedom, liberty," in both a good and bad sense
Synonyms
  • amoral
  • corrupt
  • debauched
Antonyms
  • controlled
  • moral
Definition
unrestrained by law or general morality; lawless; immoral
Example
The judge was horrified to hear about the licentious actions the defendant had allegedly committed.
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