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lascivious

[luh-siv-ee-uh s] /ləˈsɪv i əs/
adjective
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 lewdness:
a lascivious gesture.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin lascīvi(a) playfulness, wantonness (lascīv(us) playful, wanton + -ia -ia) + -ous
Related forms
lasciviously, adverb
lasciviousness, noun
overlascivious, adjective
overlasciviously, adverb
overlasciviousness, noun
Can be confused
lascivious, licentious.
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lascivious

/ləˈsɪvɪəs/
adjective
1.
lustful; lecherous
2.
exciting sexual desire
Derived Forms
lasciviously, adverb
lasciviousness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin lascīviōsus, from Latin lascīvia wantonness, from lascīvus
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Word Origin and History for overlascivious
lascivious
early 15c., from L.L. lasciviosus (used in a scolding sense by Isidore and other early Church writers), from L. lascivia "lewdness, playfulness," from lascivus "lewd, playful," from PIE *las-ko-, from *las- "to be eager, wanton, or unruly" (cf. Skt. -lasati "yearns," lasati "plays, frolics," Hittite ilaliya- "to desire, covet," Gk. laste "harlot," O.C.S. laska "flattery," Slovak laska "love," O.Ir. lainn "greedy," Goth. lustus, O.E. lust "lust"). Related: Lasciviously; lasciviousness.
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