Definition of licentious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//laɪˈsenʃəs//
; NAmE NAmE//laɪˈsenʃəs//
(formal, disapproving) Immoral
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behaving in a way that is considered sexually immoral See related entries: Immoral Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin licentiosus, from licentia ‘freedom’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: licentious