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1. Given to or expressing lust; lecherous.
2. Exciting sexual desires; salacious.

[Middle English, from Late Latin lascīviōsus, from Latin lascīvia, lewdness, playfulness, from lascīvus, lustful, playful; see las- in Indo-European roots.]

las·civ′i·ous·ly adv.
las·civ′i·ous·ness n.
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Noun1.lasciviousness - feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness
amativeness, sexiness, amorousness, erotism - the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
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[ləˈsɪvɪəsnɪs] Nlascivia f, lujuria f
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nLaszivität f (geh); (of movement, person, look, behaviour also)Lüsternheit f; (of book)Schlüpfrigkeit f
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The two brigands looked at each other for a moment -- the one with a smile of lasciviousness on his lips, the other with the pallor of death on his brow.
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Monday encouraged drivers and commuters alike to file complaints against abusive public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and LTO personnel following their recognition of multimedia reporter Gillian Cortez for filing a lasciviousness complaint against an abusive Grab driver.
Their overpowering voyeuristic kind of interest in the lovers' erotic life paints a stunning landscape studded with uninhibited images of lasciviousness. They are absolutely uninhibited in their vivid imaginative reconstruction of the encounter: 'the governor beseeching the fort with cannons had the subjects lined up.../Rajputs fought with scimitars in the battle, in the vanguard the minstrel sang his songs.../Regime changed hand; today Qandharis have taken over Punjab / someone snatched the bloom of your youth just as Hanuman, the monkey king, demolished the Lanka's terraces'.
A charge of acts of lasciviousness was filed against Singian with the Manila Police District women's and children's desk.
Other arrested include Rolando Galagate Gahum (child abuse), John Owe Lopez (child abuse), Pandian Eban Agustin (child abuse), Bernol Camanse Caballes (acts of lasciviousness), Alejandro Kilingan Tugahan (acts of lasciviousness), Jeric Vesabilla (acts of lasciviousness), Daniel Boso Boso Pios (cyberlibel), Paulino Antequina Antiga (mining act), and Robby Culardo Arino (social security act).
Cruz town, is facing charges for acts of lasciviousness following a complaint from a minor.
Her life marked by such tragic events as an early marriage, multiple divorces, domestic violence, forceful separation from children, hospitalization due to psychiatric issues, social condemnation due to lasciviousness and imprisonment during General Zia's time, also ended on an equally tragic note, when she committed suicide in 1984, few months before her thirtieth birthday.
A case of Acts of Lasciviousness will be filed against the suspect who is under police custody.
LIKE many of my former colleagues, I am appalled that the name of Cleveland Police - a force in which we proudly served - has been besmirched by the appallingly lecherous misconduct of ex-Detective Inspector Hurwood, who was procuring, by intimidation and harrassment, female subordinates to satisfy his lasciviousness.
The good thing is that he has no known history of lasciviousness.
"It is precisely because we know the long-term dangers of certain categories of behavior but lack the capacity to quantify or explain them that we have social rules against things like mendacity, lassitude and lasciviousness and in favor of selflessness, judiciousness and initiative," he wrote.
The teacher, named Rodymar Lelis, 28, was immediately brought to a police precinct for inquest proceedings, with complaints for acts of lasciviousness and for violating the anti-child abuse law.