An example of something that would be described as lascivious is the leering look that a creepy old man gives young girls at a bar.
- characterized by or expressing lust or lewdness; wanton
- tending to excite lustful desires
Origin of lasciviousMiddle English lascyuyous from Medieval Latin lasciviosus from Late Latin from Classical Latin lascivia, wantonness from lascivus: see lust
- Given to or expressing lust; lecherous.
- Exciting sexual desires; salacious.
Origin of lasciviousMiddle English from Late Latin lascīviōsus from Latin lascīvia lewdness, playfulness from lascīvus lustful, playful ; see las- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more lascivious, superlative most lascivious)
From Latin lascÄ«viÅsus, from lascÄ«via (“sportiveness, lustfulness").