Sunday, May 25, 2003
Definitions for lascivious
- Lewd; lustful.
- Tending to arouse sexual desires.
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Citations for lascivious
Irwin, wearing Groucho Marx glasses to which a false nose is attached, appears uncharacteristically as a lascivious fellow, the maitre d'hôtel who tries to move in on the girlfriend.
Harry . . . volunteered with a lascivious leer, flirting as usual.
Origin of lascivious
late Middle English
Lascivious comes from Late Latin lasciviosus, from Latin lascivia, "wantonness, lust, playfulness" from lascivus, "wanton, sportful, playful."