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li·cen·tious

licentious

 
 
pronunciation:
laI sen shs
part of speech: adjective
definition: not within the bounds of morality or propriety, esp. with regard to sexual conduct; immoral; lewd.
Kissing in public or without being engaged would have been considered licentious behavior by many in the nineteenth century.
synonyms:
dissolute, libertine
antonyms:
continent, moral
similar words:
abandoned, immoral, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, lubricious, profligate, uninhibited, unrestrained, wanton
derivations: licentiously (adv.), licentiousness (n.)