licentious

Part of speech: adverb

LICENTIOUSLY.

Part of speech: noun

LICENTIOUSNESS.

Part of speech: adjective

Exceeding the limits of propriety; wanton; lewd; dissolute.

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Usage examples "licentious":

  1. As for the statues within reach of swords and pikes, it was a continual scene of amusement to the licentious to knock off the ear of one angel, and scratch the face of another. - "Paris As It Was and As It Is", Francis W. Blagdon.
  2. I trust I may live to see the black man in the full enjoyment of every privilege with his white brethren, and that you may all so conduct yourselves as to give the lie direct to those who have affirmed that the only idea you have of liberty is that it will enable you to indulge in idle habits and licentious pursuits. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
  3. That chief continued to prolong his stay in Quito during the wet season, dividing his time between the licentious pleasures of the reckless adventurer and the cares of business that now pressed on him as ruler of the state. - "History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas", Prescott, William Hickling.