lascivious ADJECTIVE feeling or showing an overt or offensive sexual desire.
DERIVATIVES lasciviously adverb lasciviousness noun.
ORIGIN from Latin lascivia 'lustfulness' .

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  • lasciviousness — noun see lascivious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • lasciviousness — noun The state or characteristic of being lascivious …   Wiktionary

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  • lasciviousness — las·civ·i·ous·ness …   English syllables

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