A woman or man who has indiscriminate sex without regard to the consequences is an example of someone who might be described as licentious.
- Rare disregarding accepted rules and standards
- morally unrestrained, esp. in sexual activity; lascivious
Origin of licentiousClassical Latin licentiosus from licentia: see license
- Lacking moral restraint, especially in sexual conduct.
- Archaic Ignoring accepted rules or standards, as of prescriptive grammar.
Origin of licentiousLatin licentiōsus from licentia freedom, license ; see license .
(comparative more licentious, superlative most licentious)
Latin licentiÅsus, from licentia (“license, freedom")