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lascivious

adjective las·civ·i·ous \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>

Origin of LASCIVIOUS

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

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