Definitions for lasciviousləˈsɪv i əs
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lascivious, lewd, libidinous, lustful(adj)
driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires
Wanton; lewd, driven by lust, lustful.
Origin: From lasciviosus, from lascivia.
wanton; lewd; lustful; as, lascivious men; lascivious desires
tending to produce voluptuous or lewd emotions
Origin: [L. lascivia wantonness, fr. lascivus wanton; cf. Gr. la`stauros lecherous, lh^n to wish, Skr. lash to desire.]
"Lascivious" is a word synonymous with lustful or lewd or unruly.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and bad.
Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,-- Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- داعر, شبق, فاسق, غلم, شهوانيArabic
- lasziv, lüsternGerman
- ασελγής, λάγνοςGreek
- irstas, rietas, epäsiveellinen, himokas, hekumallinenFinnish
- lascif, lubriqueFrench
- 嫌らしい, エッチJapanese
- vellystig, lidderligNorwegian
- распутный, блудливый, похотливый, развратный, сладострастный, распущенныйRussian
- pohotljiv, lascivan, похотљив, ласциванSerbo-Croatian
- vällustig, liderligSwedish
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