What does the word lawless mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Lawlessly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Lawlessness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Unrestrained by law; irregular; outlawed.

Usage examples for lawless

  1. They were not reasonable beings; they preferred to live by lawless violence, rather than by orderly industry, on terms however just. – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  2. But this young passion, with its lawless power, May be the ruin of her happiness. – Love's Comedy by Henrik Ibsen
  3. The country was at that time infested by bands of lawless men of various nations, who called themselves " Free Companies," and used to go about laying waste the orchards and fields, sacking and burning the castles of the nobility; and making war just as they pleased. – The Boy's Book of Heroes by Helena Peake