V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: having little or no moral restriction, especially in sexual behavior
Synonyms: promiscuous, immoral, lascivious, lustful, lewd, abandoned, unconstrained
Antonyms: chaste, moral, virtuous
Tips: Licentious comes from the Latin word licentia, "license." Since a license is an authorization or permission to do something, think of licentious as a way of describing someone who feels they "have license" to act in an unrestrained manner, usually in an inappropriate or sexual way.
Although they engaged in a licentious lifestyle during their college years, the fraternity brothers eventually settled down into faithful marriages. (promiscuous, unconstrained)
The older lady found the licentious behavior of today's generation offensive. (immoral, lewd)
She have reformed from her licentious lifestyle to one of self-restraint and chastity. (promiscuous, immoral)
The young waitress was tired of the licentious men who came into her bar and overtly flirted with her. (lustful, lewd)
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