Definition of lascivious in English:

lascivious

adjective

  • Feeling or revealing an overt sexual interest or desire:

    ‘he gave her a lascivious wink’
    • ‘The previous year, Miami cops had had the suspect in custody for lewd and lascivious molestation, without checking his immigration status.’
    • ‘I think it's interesting that we went from seven lewd and lascivious charges down to four, and one of them is an attempt, as well.’
    • ‘Mild expressions of lascivious interest in fellow bar patrons or party-attendees also come in handy.’
    • ‘The societies brought prosecutions against vice and protested against lewd plays and lascivious entertainments, such as masquerades.’
    • ‘He finds himself on a psycho-erotic country estate where all manner of lewd and lascivious acts are taking place.’
    • ‘Gradually, as lascivious sapphic tendencies become apparent, the gulf in sexual mores between the youthful maid and her venerable employers becomes more pronounced.’
    • ‘He answered with a lascivious wink when reporters asked him what he was giving his wife for her birthday.’
    • ‘My sock drawer, which should be a vault of depravity and secret lascivious habits contains socks and underwear.’
    • ‘Cool down, Liz; cease that lascivious whistling immediately.’
    • ‘She's accused of having lewd and lascivious conduct with one of her students.’
    • ‘This was still money, and no harm could come to her after the lascivious squeeze and wink.’
    • ‘Anna's encounter with S&M leaves her with lascivious fantasies of previously unknown sexual desires.’
    • ‘Reportedly, individuals were booked for charges ranging from urinating in the streets, creating a nuisance to lewd and lascivious behavior.’
    • ‘This is an allegation of lewd and lascivious conduct, Nancy.’
    • ‘He was forced to strategically excise parts in the opening shower sequence, replace some lascivious dialogue, and tone down some of the overt gore.’
    • ‘This would appear to involve sitting in a bar and drinking local spirits, occasionally bobbing up to link together video segments with a smattering of lascivious small-talk.’
    • ‘Each count involving lewd or lascivious acts carries potential prison time of three, six or eight years.’
    • ‘Women could donate eggs - a somewhat less lascivious process - for $1,000 to $3,000.’
    • ‘If anybody says that she is lewd or lascivious he lies.’
    • ‘The body ranges between the sexes, the pose extremely lascivious while the lustfully mounting tones of the overture are played slowly, to be savoured.’
    lecherous, lewd, lustful, licentious, libidinous, goatish, salacious, wanton, lubricious, prurient, dirty, smutty, filthy, naughty, suggestive, indecent, ribald
    debauched, depraved, degenerate, dissolute, dissipated, unchaste, loose
    horny, blue
    randy
    concupiscent, lickerish
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Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin lasciviosus, from Latin lascivia lustfulness, from lascivus lustful, wanton.

Pronunciation:

lascivious

/ləˈsɪvɪəs/