lascivious

  • 1 lascivious — las·civ·i·ous /lə si vē əs/ adj: reflecting or producing sexual desire or behavior esp. that is considered indecent or obscene lewd and lascivious behavior Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Lascivious — Las*civ i*ous (l[a^]s*s[i^]v [i^]*[u^]s), a. [L. lascivia wantonness, fr. lascivus wanton; cf. Gr. la stauros lecherous, lh^n to wish, Skr. lash to desire.] 1. Wanton; lewd; lustful; as, lascivious men; lascivious desires. Milton. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 lascivious — (adj.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. lascivieux or directly from L.L. lasciviosus (used in a scolding sense by Isidore and other early Church writers), from L. lascivia lewdness, playfulness, frolicsomeness, jolity, from lascivus lewd, playful, frolicsome …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 lascivious — lewd, *licentious, libertine, lustful, libidinous, lecherous, wanton Analogous words: *immoral, unmoral, amoral: sensual, *carnal, fleshly, animal: obscene, gross, *coarse Contrasted words: *chaste, pure, modest, decent: virtuous, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 lascivious — [adj] sexually aroused; displaying excessive interest in sex bawdy, blue, bodily, carnal, coarse, crude, evil minded, fast*, fleshly, gross*, hard core*, hot*, immoral, incontinent, indecent, lecherous, lewd, libertine, libidinous, licentious,… …

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  • 6 lascivious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling or showing an overt or offensive sexual desire. DERIVATIVES lasciviously adverb lasciviousness noun. ORIGIN from Latin lascivia lustfulness …

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  • 7 lascivious — [lə siv′ē əs] adj. [ME lascyuyous < ML lasciviosus < LL < L lascivia, wantonness < lascivus: see LUST] 1. characterized by or expressing lust or lewdness; wanton 2. tending to excite lustful desires lasciviously adv. lasciviousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Lascivious — In general use, lascivious is synonymous with lustful or lewd.Legal usageIn American legal jargon, lascivious is a semi technical term indicating immoral sexual thoughts or actions. It is often used in the legal description of criminal acts in… …

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  • 9 lascivious — lasciviously, adv. lasciviousness, n. /leuh siv ee euhs/, adj. 1. inclined to lustfulness; wanton; lewd: a lascivious, girl chasing old man. 2. arousing sexual desire: lascivious photographs. 3. indicating sexual interest or expressive of lust or …

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  • 10 lascivious — [[t]ləsɪ̱viəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as lascivious, you disapprove of them because they show a very strong interest in sex. The man was lascivious, sexually perverted and insatiable. ...their lewd and lascivious… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 lascivious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. lustful, lewd, salacious, unchaste, wanton. See impurity. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Filled with lust] Syn. lecherous, lustful, libidinous; see lewd 1 , 2 , sensual . 2. [Suggestive of intercourse]… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 lascivious — las|civ|i|ous [ləˈsıviəs] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Late Latin; Origin: lasciviosus, from Latin lascivus] showing strong sexual desire, or making someone feel this way ▪ a lascivious wink >lasciviously adv >lasciviousness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 lascivious — adjective showing strong sexual desire: Mandy gave him a lascivious wink. lasciviously adverb lasciviousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 lascivious — adjective his lascivious jokes are not funny Syn: lecherous, lewd, lustful, licentious, libidinous, salacious, lubricious, prurient, dirty, smutty, naughty, indecent, ribald; informal blue; formal concupiscent …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 lascivious — Loose; wanton; lewd; lustful; tending to produce voluptuous or lewd emotions. United States v Britton (Comrs Ct Ohio) 17 F 731; United States v Bebout (DC Ohio) 28 F 522, 524. As used in the laws relating to the use of the mails, immorality in… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 16 lascivious — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin lasciviosus, from Latin lascivia wantonness, from lascivus wanton more at lust Date: 15th century lewd, lustful • lasciviously adverb • lasciviousness noun …

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  • 17 lascivious — adjective /ləˈsɪvɪəs/ Wanton; lewd, driven by lust, lustful. Syn: wanton, lewd, lustful …

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  • 18 lascivious — Synonyms and related words: Cyprian, Fescennine, amative, amatory, amorous, animal, aphrodisiomaniacal, appetitive, ardent, bawdy, blue, carnal, clitoromaniacal, coarse, concupiscent, debauched, desiderative, desireful, desiring, desirous, dirty …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 lascivious — las|civ|i|ous [ lə sıviəs ] adjective sexually interested or active in an unpleasant and UNWELCOME way ╾ las|civ|i|ous|ly adverb ╾ las|civ|i|ous|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 lascivious — see LUST …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins