adjective \lə-ˈsi-vē-əs\

: filled with or showing sexual desire

Full Definition of LASCIVIOUS

:  lewd, lustful
las·civ·i·ous·ly adverb
las·civ·i·ous·ness noun

Examples of LASCIVIOUS

  1. He was arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior.
  2. <was fired for making lascivious remarks to a coworker>


Middle English, from Late Latin lasciviosus, from Latin lascivia wantonness, from lascivus wanton — more at lust
First Known Use: 15th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: lase
Previous Word in the Dictionary: lascive
All Words Near: lascivious

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up lascivious? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More