licentious licentious  /laɪ ˈsɛn tʃəs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) lacking moral discipline; especially sexually unrestrained

Usage(s):

  1. The licentious way that some men approached Grace in the restaurant caused her to feel uncomfortable.
  2. What the film critics called lowly and licentious broke all records at the box office.

News

  • Theater review: Shakespeare fest's 'Measure' is surprisingly charming

    Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure'' can wear you down with its moralizing and philosophizing about virtue and sin. And even though its clowns and other period lowlife interject some ribald jokes about the characters' licentious behavior, the play is not one of the Bard's most memorable.        
    on July 24, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

Quotes

  1. "Those who mock our concerns tell us we can always shut off our sets if we object to what is being broadcast," Whitehouse says before slamming the BBC for promoting "a licentious, morally corrupt act by a tiny elite breed in London."
    on Nov 16, 2008 By: Mary Whitehouse Source: Macomb Daily

  2. Twentieth Century Fox sued on behalf of Temple, then aged eight, on the grounds that Greene had implied she played deliberately to "a public of licentious old men, ready to enjoy the fine flavour of such an unripe, charming little creature",...
    on Nov 17, 2007 By: Alberto Cavalcanti Source: Independent

  3. "The general view of the US as immoral, licentious, rapacious and seeking to colonize the region has long been standard fare for Arab intellectuals, and so, as a result, for the broader Arab public," Ackerman said. "The war in Iraq, the...
    on May 24, 2007 By: Gary Ackerman Source: Voice of America

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