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licentious

adjective A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term referring to the lack of sexual restraint or boundaries; sexually uninhibited.
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Early in the text, for example, Irenius blames England's lax governance: "so were these people [the Irish] at first well handled, and wisely brought to acknowledge allegiance to the Kings of England: but, being straight left unto themselves and their own inordinate life and manners, they eftsoones forgot what before they were taught, and so soone as they were out of sight, by themselves shook off their bridles, and beganne to colte anew, more licentiously than before" (16).
Though he thinks he wants to live licentiously, Tom discovers he's only happy when he follows his conscience.
The woman from Cai acted licentiously among the men of Cai,
This comment has always applied to realism since it has habitually and licentiously intermingled prescription and description.
Some churches are "falling asleep," others are behaving licentiously, and a great beast (probably Nero Caesar, whose name adds up to 666 when Hebrew letters are given numerical values; this is called gematria) doth loom astride the scattered Christians' beleaguered world.
Faced with my stony intransigence, Siddiqui then sought out the support of local print and radio journalists, whom he plied with quotations licentiously wrenched out of context to "prove" that Pipes wakes up every morning thinking of new ways to defame Muslims.