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licentiousness

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun licentiousness:

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Definition of the noun licentiousness

What does licentiousness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: licentiousnesses

  1. the quality of being lewd and lascivious
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of licentiousness: wantonness
    • more generic word: immorality = the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct
  2. dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

Alternative definition of the noun licentiousness

noun

  1. The property of being licentious.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for licentiousness

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Google previewThe Dublin Review (1839)

by Nicholas Patrick Wiseman

that a few extracts will sufficiently point them out:— “Every unnecessary restraint upon licentiousness is a fetter upon...

Google previewReport for the Year (1900)

Wright used to say that, so far as crime and criminal conditions are concerned, licentiousness is the most...

Google previewMemoirs of the life of Philip Dormer, fourth Earl of Chesterfield (1893)

with numerous letters now first published from the Newcastle papers by William Ernst Browning

A new Law must therefore be unnecessary, and in the present case it cannot be unnecessary without being dangerous : every unnecessary restraint on licentiousness is a fetter upon the legs, is a shackle upon the hands, of liberty. One of the ...

Google previewThe History and Proceedings of the House of Lords, from the Restoration in 1660 to the Present Time (1742)

Containing the Most Remarkable Motions, Speeches, Debates, Orders and Resolutions. Together with All the Protests During that Period. and the Numbers Pro and Con Upon Each Division. With an Account of the Promotions of the Several Peers, and the State of the Peerage in Every Reign. Connected with the Transactions of the Commons, and History of the Times. And Illustrated with Historical Notes and Observations. Together with the Debates in the Parliament of Scotland Relating to the Union. To Each Volume are Added Proper Indexes by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

be unnecessary without being dangerous: Every unnecessary Restraint on Licentiousness is a Fetter upon the Legs,

Google previewA Collection of the Parliamentary Debates in England (1740)

From the Year 1668 to the Present Time by Great Britain. Parliament, John Torbuck

unne- 4 cessary without being dangerous : Every unneces- 4 sary restraint on licentiousness is a fetter uport ' the legs,

Google previewThe Rival Widows, Or, Fair Libertine (1735) (2013)

by Cooper, Tiffany Potter

be unnecessary without being dangerous: Every unnecessary Restraint on Licentiousness is a Fetter upon the Legs, is a...

Google previewThe History and Proceedings of the House of Lords: From 1735, to 1739 (1742)

be unnecessary without being dangerous : Every unnecessary Restraint on Licentiousness is a Fetter upon the Legs, is a...

Google previewMiscellaneous works (1777)

Consisting of letters to his friends, never before printed, and various other articles by Philip Dormer Stanhope of Chesterfield

A new law must therefore be unnecessary, and in the present case it cannot be unnecessary without being dangerous : every unnecessary restraint on licentiousness is a fetter . upon the legs, is a shackle upon the hands, of liberty. One of the ...

Google previewCommentaries on the laws of the ancient Hebrews (1855)

with an introductory essay on civil society and government by Enoch Cobb Wines

Licentiousness is an excess of liberty, and tends to its destruction. " A particular man may be licentious, without being less free, but a community cannot; since the licentiousness of one will unavoidably break in upon the liberty of another.

Google previewContributions to The Champion and Related Writings (2003)

by Henry Fielding, W. B. Coley

be unnecessary without being dangerous: Every unnecessary Restraint on Licentiousness is a Fetter upon the Legs,

Google previewThe Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904)

Or, Selected Dicta of English Chancellors and Judges from the Earliest Periods to the Present Time. Extracted Mainly from Reported Decisions, and Embracing Many Epigrams and Quaint Sayings by James William Norton-Kyshe

The licentiousness of the press is Pandora's box, the source of every evil. Miserable is the condition of individuals, dangerous is the condition of the State, if there is no certain law, or, which is the same thing, no certain administration of law, ...

Google previewThe National Standard Dictionary (1883)

A Pronouncing Lexicon of the English Language

LICENTIOUSNESS 219 LIKELIHOOD 250. LEVBLNES8 LEVELNESS, -nes, s., equality of surface . LEVER, le'-ver, s. a bar of metal or wood, turning on a support called the fulcrum or prop. LEVERAGE, -aie. s., mechanical power gained ...

Google previewA New Classical Dictionary, etc (1797)

by Thomas Browne (LL.D.)

146, but on account of its licentiousness, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language ... Abridged from the Rev. H. J. Todd's corrected and enlarged ... edition, by Alexander Chalmers (1824)

by Samuel Johnson, Alexander Chalmers, Henry John TODD (Archdeacon of Cleveland.)

Irreligion; licentiousness of opinions and practice. Bp. Hall. Priwilege or state of a freedman. Hammond. LIBERTY. n.s. [liberté, Fr. libertas, Lat.] Freedom, as opposed to slavery. Shakspeare.

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Quotes about licentiousness

Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness. One makes up for the loss of one's innocence with the loss of one's prejudices. (Denis Diderot)
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Scrabble value of L1I1C3E1N1T1I1O1U1S1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 14-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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