from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Given to or expressing lust; lecherous.
  • adj. Exciting sexual desires; salacious.

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  • adj. Wanton; lewd, driven by lust, lustful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Wanton; lewd; lustful
  • adj. Tending to produce voluptuous or lewd emotions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wanton; lewd; lustful: as, lascivious men; lascivious desires.
  • Tending to excite voluptuous emotions; luxurious.
  • Synonyms Lecherous, libidinous, licentious, lewd, lustful, salacious, unchaste, incontinent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Late Latin lascīviōsus, from Latin lascīvia, lewdness, playfulness, from lascīvus, lustful, playful; see las- in Indo-European roots.

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From Latin lascīviōsus, from lascīvia ("sportiveness, lustfulness").


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