Definition of licentiousness in US English:

licentiousness

noun

  • See licentious

    • ‘The drink merely lubricated the licentiousness.’
    • ‘Tiberius distinguished his reign by great indolence, excessive cruelty, unprincipled avarice, and abandoned licentiousness.’
    • ‘In Galatians 5: 19-21 the list is headed by sexual immorality, impurity, licentiousness, and idolatry.’
    • ‘Default, unearned respect for culture breeds a decadent cultural licentiousness in which any amount of pretentious nonsense is encouraged and propagated.’
    • ‘Conversely, if this authority and example do not emanate from the top ranks of society, corruption and licentiousness of the sort traditionally associated with a diseased aristocracy will infect the entire social body.’

Pronunciation

licentiousness

/līˈsenSHəsnəs//laɪˈsɛnʃəsnəs/