Definition of Licentiousness

1. Noun. The quality of being lewd and lascivious.

Exact synonyms: Wantonness
Generic synonyms: Immorality
Derivative terms: Licentious, Wanton



2. Noun. Dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure.

Definition of Licentiousness

1. Noun. The property of being licentious. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Licentiousness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Licentiousness

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licensure
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licentiousness (current term)
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Literary usage of Licentiousness

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1. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman (1899)
"licentiousness OF THI ARMY. GENERAL STATE OF THE ROMAN FINANCES. THE ascent to greatness, however steep and dangerous, may entertain an active spirit with ..."

2. The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline & Fall of the by William Russell, Charles Coote (1822)
"Steele freed English comedy from the licentiousness of former writers. If he had not all the wit of Con- greve, or the humour of Vanbrugh, ..."

3. The History of the Virginia Federal Convention of 1788 by Hugh Blair Grigsby (1890)
"Can peace exist with injustice, licentiousness, insecurity and oppression? ... He argued at length to prove that the excessive licentiousness which has ..."

4. Utah and the Mormons: The History, Government, Doctrines, Customs, and by Benjamin G. Ferris (1854)
"It was a strange combination of incongruous materials; a festering mass of arrogance, discontent, hypocrisy, chicanery, licentiousness, and crime; ..."

5. American States, Churches, and Slavery by Joshua Rhodes Balme (1862)
"every possible opportunity is offered for the indulgence of licentiousness amidst the seclusion of the plantation,—where there is no fear of public opinion ..."

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