[ luh-siv-ee-uh s ]
/ ləˈsɪv i əs /
inclined to lustfulness; wanton; lewd: a lascivious, girl-chasing old man.
arousing sexual desire: lascivious photographs.
indicating sexual interest or expressive of lust or lewdness: a lascivious gesture.
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Origin of lascivious
las·civ·i·ous·ly, adverblas·civ·i·ous·ness, nouno·ver·las·civ·i·ous, adjectiveo·ver·las·civ·i·ous·ly, adverb
Can be confusedlascivious licentious
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British Dictionary definitions for lasciviousness
/ (ləˈsɪvɪəs) /
exciting sexual desire
Derived Formslasciviously, adverblasciviousness, noun
Word Origin for lascivious
C15: from Late Latin lascīviōsus, from Latin lascīvia wantonness, from lascīvus
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