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Synonyms for licentiousness

excessive freedom; lack of restraint

Synonyms for licentiousness

the quality of being lewd and lascivious


Related Words

dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

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My view, as an educator and public intellectual, is that it is my job to uncover where the propaganda lies, because it's the truth that will get us back to liberty and off the ledge of licentiousness.
One may quibble here and there with Cobb's casting choices, but he's the star of the show, portraying Sir John Falstaff with delightfully leering licentiousness.
The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed in this state to all humankind; and no person shall be rendered incompetent to be a witness on account of his or her opinions on matters of religious belief; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this state.
Also the manner in which offence has been committed is demonstrative of exceptional licentiousness and perversion of a superlative degree.
The court junked the defence's plea asking for leniency to the convicts based on a possibility of reformation saying the " pre- meditated and well- planned modus operandi" of the incident showed " exceptional licentiousness and perversion of a superlative degree" and proved that the convicts could not be reformed.
When the mother superior learns young Philomena is writhing in pain because her baby is in the breach position, the nun refuses her painkillers, insisting the suffering is her penance for her licentiousness.
THOSE WHO THINK THAT THE western World has gone too far in terms of sex and licentiousness should take a good look and discover what has been going on in the Orient.
Possibly one of the earliest representations of the deity and sculpted from local limestone, the figure's thrust pelvis, exaggerated arched back and vivid details suggests the raw power of the god connected to the wilderness and erotic licentiousness.
The committee will help protect society from the spread of licentiousness.
But what remains unprecedented is the fact that fully-blown and bearded adult men are pushing sexual licentiousness on their young girls.
And still, despite the fabulously baroque emotive force of poems like "The Garden of Earthly Delights" and "The Adoration of the Magi"--among Brown's best achievements--there is time for humor: "This painting's made as an Imago mundi--/ where the mundane and the devil's cargo / fuse in a delicious farrago / of licentiousness a gogo.
It's said that the Cistercian monks were banished to the farm because of their drunkenness and licentiousness - Gulag Grangetown.
The mosques will not be mobilized by secularists calling for licentiousness and obscenity" he said.
With its offstage rape, onstage murder and general ambience of sexual licentiousness, the Venetian authorities condemned the opera; it was just one of Verdi's many rows with the censors.
Without the capacity for shame, one becomes as the democratic citizens in Plato's critique of the polity in Republic Book XIII: a shameless lover of freedom whose extreme promotion of liberty decays into sheer license to do as one likes, and finally into licentiousness, where no unsavory act elicits shame.