Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Unrestrained by law; irregular; outlawed.

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Usage examples "lawless":

  1. They were not reasonable beings; they preferred to live by lawless violence, rather than by orderly industry, on terms however just. - "Equality", Edward Bellamy.
  2. But this young passion, with its lawless power, May be the ruin of her happiness. - "Love's Comedy", 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", Helena Peake.