Definition of lascivious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ləˈsɪviəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ləˈsɪviəs//
(formal, disapproving)
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feeling or showing strong sexual desire a lascivious person lascivious thoughts Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin lasciviosus, from Latin lascivia ‘lustfulness’, from lascivus ‘lustful, wanton’.
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