Adjective "lawless" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not governed by or obedient to laws; characterized by a lack of civic order.
  1. 'Parks has complained that the investigation and prosecutions of lawless cops is moving too slowly.'
  2. 'Whereas in the Taliban regime it seemed pretty lawless, from the descriptions.'
  3. 'He was told to go and assert British law over the lawless whalers, sealers, timber merchants, and other settlers.'
  4. 'They are tired of the lawless hell that exists inside the city and are literally willing to have us rubble it to save it.'
  5. 'Was he simply an illicit fantasist running amok in a lawless land, as the prosecution alleged?'
  6. 'There can be no simple military solution to a threat hidden away in dozens of cities and lawless areas around the world.'
  7. 'Yet the society has descended from being marginally lawless to one in which the outlaws outnumber the law-abiding.'
  8. 'They want nothing so much as to be protected from the lawless violence of his undisciplined war bands.'
  9. 'The modern day rulers of this lawless land, like the nobility of old, prosecute the juiciest targets.'
  10. 'The threat of prosecution is the only way to end their lawless behaviour.'


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.

More examples(as adjective)

"souths can be lawless for weeks."

"parts can be lawless after unrests."

"places can be lawless for weeks."

"towns can be lawless with people."

"manies can be lawless in countrysides."

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