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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lasciviousness - feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness
amativeness, sexiness, amorousness, eroticism, erotism - the arousal of feelings of sexual desire


[ləˈsɪvɪəsnɪs] Nlascivia f, lujuria f


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.
I reported the case and followed through with the suit but the authorities decided that this did not fall under acts of lasciviousness.
Hontiveros said the forms of harassment reported include acts of lasciviousness, sexual harassment, rape and violence against women.
Based on the data from the Manila Police District (MPD), Hontiveros said the forms of harassment reported include acts of lasciviousness, sexual harassment, rape and violence against women.
His lack of self-awareness, or perhaps his lack of shame, even prompted him to drag the image of unsuspecting female students of a well-known Catholic school for girls as having been subjected to his verbal acts of lasciviousness," de Lima said.
So while the powerful men of Hollywood may rein in their lasciviousness, it will take years for change to reach the world of the mere mortal.
His mother, Augusta, was a religious fanatic, who subjected Ed and his older brother Henry to daily lectures of the fire and brimstone variety, her favourite topic being the lasciviousness of women.
For the half of 2017, there were 10 crimes committed against children topped by rape with six cases followed by acts of lasciviousness with three and physical abuse with one.
In contrast, white women's organizations, led by activists such as Rebecca Latimer Felton, framed their opposition around racial fears and stereotypes, most notably that black women's presumed lasciviousness (and, by extension, interracial sex between prisoners and their white overseers) would undermine social arrangements and morality.
Abigail Adams weighed in on the latter issue, calling Hamilton a "cock sparrow," noting that "I have read his Heart in his Wicked Eyes; many a time the very Devil is in them, [and] they are lasciviousness itself.
A Marilyn Bocca Lip sofa from Studio 65 (itself a tongue-in-cheek tribute to Salvador Dali's Mae West Lips Sofa, 1937) sits perched on a Bosch deep freezer like a tribute to sexual lasciviousness.
In this melodramatic tale of lasciviousness and violence, Bourne provides pathos, humour and horror.