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Saturday, March 04, 2000

Definitions for lascivious

  1. Lewd; lustful.
  2. Tending to arouse sexual desires.

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Citations for lascivious
Irwin, wearing Groucho Marx glasses to which a false nose is attached, appears uncharacteristically as a lascivious fellow, the maitre d'hôtel who tries to move in on the girlfriend. Vincent Canby, New York Times
Harry . . . volunteered with a lascivious leer, flirting as usual. Jackie Collins, Thrill!
Origin of lascivious
late Middle English
1400-1450
Lascivious comes from Late Latin lasciviosus, from Latin lascivia, "wantonness, lust, playfulness" from lascivus, "wanton, sportful, playful."
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