1. Characterized by license; passing due bounds; excessive; abusive of freedom; wantonly offensive; as, a licentious press.
A wit that no licentious pertness knows. --Savage.
2. Unrestrained by law or morality; lawless; immoral; dissolute; lewd; lascivious; as, a licentious man; a licentious life. “Licentious wickedness.”
Syn: -- Unrestrained; uncurbed; uncontrolled; unruly; riotous; ungovernable; wanton; profligate; dissolute; lax; loose; sensual; impure; unchaste; lascivious; immoral.
-- Li*cen*tious*ly, adv. -- Li*cen*tious*ness, n.
n 1: the quality of being lewd and lascivious [syn: wantonness]
2: dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure [syn: profligacy,