Lascivious meaning

lə-sĭvē-əs
Given to or expressing lust; lecherous.
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The definition of lascivious is someone who expresses lust or lewdness.

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.

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Characterized by or expressing lust or lewdness; wanton.
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Tending to excite lustful desires.
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Exciting sexual desires; salacious.
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Wanton; lewd, driven by lust, lustful.
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Origin of lascivious

  • Middle English from Late Latin lascīviōsus from Latin lascīvia lewdness, playfulness from lascīvus lustful, playful las- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lascÄ«viōsus, from lascÄ«via (“sportiveness, lustfulness").

    From Wiktionary