Definition of 'lawless'
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Indian cinemas can be lawless places at the best of times, with excitable crowds known to let off fireworks during screenings. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Beirut at that time was still the most lawless city on earth. The Crossing-Place (1993)Teams were flown in by helicopter to seek and destroy a base in the lawless area. The Sun (2012)The lawless country has been torn apart by two decades of civil war. The Sun (2012)The whole place had a lawless air about it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He grew up in a lawless country. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Butcher himself risked life and limb on roads that have returned to jungle and a river that is increasingly lawless. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But the thousands of men and women pouring into this lawless place are not afraid of the rebels terrorising its streets. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The prison is a lawless place. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Riots, looting and mayhem followed as crowds piled into the lawless city. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is an often lawless area of Kingston and he has plans for a charitable initiative there. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In the lawless tribal regions, such things have happened in the past. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For decades, systematic intimidation meant that the area was effectively lawless. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This was debatable land, a lawless country. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They think they will, and all they will do is make this a much more lawless country. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Are other towns similarly lawless? Times, Sunday Times (2014)They were abducted in the lawless city of Benghazi early on Tuesday. The Sun (2013)Like its predecessor, this Brazilian movie tells the tale of young friends trying to survive in a lawless shanty town. The Sun (2008)Two officers died when the chopper was shot down as lawless drug gangs clashed with cops in a Rio de Janeiro slum. The Sun (2009)Yesterday Pakistan took a major step towards ending the fighting in the lawless Waziristan region when it signed a peace deal with tribal leaders. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'lawless'
British English: lawless ADJECTIVE
Lawless actions break the law, especially in a wild and violent way.
The government recognised there were problems in urban areas but these could never be an excuse for lawless behaviour.
Definition of lawless from the Collins English Dictionary
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