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lascivious

Syllabification: las·civ·i·ous
Pronunciation: /ləˈsivēəs
 
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Definition of lascivious in English:

adjective

(Of a person, manner, or gesture) feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire: he gave her a lascivious wink
More example sentences
  • Mild expressions of lascivious interest in fellow bar patrons or party-attendees also come in handy.
  • 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.
  • The previous year, Miami cops had had the suspect in custody for lewd and lascivious molestation, without checking his immigration status.
Synonyms

Origin

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

Derivatives

lasciviously

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • As drunken eyes pass lasciviously about the room, they might take in the car keys dangling about crotch level.
  • Whereas standing with a group of peers at a bus stop or in a cineplex, passing lewd comments, gesticulating lasciviously and generally behaving obnoxiously requires mere numbers.
  • ‘I know a better game’, she said lasciviously, looking at Debbie and giggling.

lasciviousness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The actor's immorality is not lasciviousness, as Puritans and neo-Confucians believed, but the vanity culture that makes all pursuits vain, extrinsic, and spectacular.
  • Perhaps the only criticism I might put forward is that he made the Aunt a little too old, making her lasciviousness and lust a little unbelievable (the book portrays her as a raunchy woman but not that old).
  • The glories of technology, combined with our high-octane lasciviousness and natural good looks, have made our town the purportedly third-biggest pornography producing centre in the world, after Los Angeles and Amsterdam.

Words that rhyme with lascivious

niveous, oblivious

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