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lascivious

[ luh-siv-ee-uh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF lascivious

Synonyms for lascivious

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Antonyms for lascivious

  • clean
  • decent
  • moral
  • chaste
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LASCIVIOUS

He might degrade Marcolina by mockery and lascivious phrases, full of innuendo.

But you sha'n't say nor do your lascivious tricks before me, I warrant you.

Had not the stage lowered music to the position of a lascivious handmaiden?

Admit that it is not lascivious; who will pretend that it is essentially graceful?

They were celebrated by courtesans with processions, lascivious pantomimes, etc.

What is there so lascivious in all my verses compared with that one line?

A lascivious woman cannot be restrained even by being guarded.

I wouldn't let my brother, not even my own brother, most lascivious thing.

The dances are always immodest, often lascivious and grossly indecent.

She cares not to sit among the women when they indulge in lascivious chatter.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French lascivieux or directly from Late Latin lasciviosus (used in a scolding sense by Isidore and other early Church writers), from Latin lascivia "lewdness, playfulness, frolicsomeness, jolity," from lascivus "lewd, playful, frolicsome, wanton," from PIE *las-ko-, from *las- "to be eager, wanton, or unruly" (cf. Sanskrit -lasati "yearns," lasati "plays, frolics," Hittite ilaliya- "to desire, covet," Greek laste "harlot," Old Church Slavonic laska "flattery," Slovak laska "love," Old Irish lainn "greedy," Gothic lustus, Old English lust "lust"). Related: Lasciviously; lasciviousness. In 17c. also with a verbal form, lasciviate.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LASCIVIOUS

X-rated

adjectivepornographic

depraved

adjectivecorrupt, immoral
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