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 Dictionary entry overview: What does licentiousness mean? 

  The noun LICENTIOUSNESS has 2 senses:

1. the quality of being lewd and lascivious
2. dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

  Familiarity information: LICENTIOUSNESS used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1licentiousness [BACK TO TOP]


The quality of being lewd and lascivious

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


licentiousness; wantonness

Hypernyms ("licentiousness" is a kind of...):

immorality (the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct)

Sense 2licentiousness [BACK TO TOP]


Dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


dissipation; licentiousness; profligacy; dissolution; looseness

Hypernyms ("licentiousness" is a kind of...):

intemperance; intemperateness; self-indulgence (excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence)

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