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- n. The state or characteristic of being lascivious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or habitual condition of feeling an excessive or morbid sexual desire.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lascivious desires or conduct; lewdness; wantonness; lustfulness; looseness of behavior.
- n. Tendency to excite lust; lascivious or lewd character.
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- n. feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness
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Gentiles -- heathen: which many of you were. when, &c. -- "walking as ye have done [Alford] in lasciviousness"; the
The time past our lives may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, 1 Pet. iv.
3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
They often contain an element of what we would call lasciviousness, but to the Manóbo they merely represent ordinary natural acts.
There are instances of debauched and shameless old age which, deficient in vital resources, strives to supply their place by fictitious excitement; a kind of brutish lasciviousness, that is ever the more cruelly punished by nature, from the fact that the immediately-ensuing debility is in direct proportion to the forced stimulation which has preceded it.
The elegance which she wished to introduce was termed lasciviousness; yet I do not find that the absence of gallantry renders the wives more chaste, or the husbands more constant.
We may also reply that "lasciviousness" relates to certain acts circumstantial to the venereal act, for instance kisses, touches, and so forth.
Words in the Bible, such as "lasciviousness" and so on, have started mere school children asking questions to which probably they only got distorted answers from other school children.
The monk Ordericus Vitalis, in the eleventh century, notes what he calls the "lasciviousness" of the wives of the Norman conquerors of England who, when left alone at home, sent messages that if their husbands failed to return speedily they would take new ones.
Other cases of diverse new emotions can be recalled, such as lasciviousness, dirty habits, perverted thoughts, and, on the other hand, extreme piety, chastity, and purity of the mind.