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Saturday, March 04, 2000

Definitions for lascivious

  1. Lewd; lustful.
  2. 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. Vincent Canby, New York Times
Harry . . . volunteered with a lascivious leer, flirting as usual. Jackie Collins, Thrill!
Origin of lascivious
late Middle English
Lascivious comes from Late Latin lasciviosus, from Latin lascivia, "wantonness, lust, playfulness" from lascivus, "wanton, sportful, playful."