lawlessness

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈlɔːləsnɪs/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
law•less /ˈlɔlɪs/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. lacking regard for the law:a lawless country.
  2. unruly;
    disorderly;
    a lawless crew.
  3. illegal:lawless activities.
law•less•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
law•less  (lôlis),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. contrary to or without regard for the law:lawless violence.
  2. being without law;
    uncontrolled by a law;
    unbridled;
    unruly;
    unrestrained:lawless passion.
  3. illegal:bootleggers' lawless activity.
lawless•ly, adv. 
lawless•ness, n. 
  • Middle English laweles. See law1, -less 1150–1200

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