licentiousness licentiousness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of being lewd and lascivious
  2. (n) dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

Usage(s):

  1. Americans who deplore crime and disorder might consider the case of Andy Warhol, who for years has celebrated every form of licentiousness.
  2. When Louis came to the throne licentiousness was openly practiced.
  3. The owner of Fantasy World, one of the city's 14 topless bars, banned liquor rather than licentiousness.

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  1. Shaw said he wrote the play "to draw attention to the truth that prostitution is caused, not by female depravity and male licentiousness, but simply by underpaying, undervaluing, and overworking women so shamefully that the poorest of them are...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: George Bernard Shaw Source: Napa Valley Register

  2. 2.Thomas Jefferson said in 1805: "During this course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been leveled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an...
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

  3. George Washington said, "Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness."
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: George Washington Source: Mt. Vernon-Lisbon Sun

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