- lascivious: see lust
- lascivious (adj.)
- mid-15c., from Middle French lascivieux or directly from Late Latin lasciviosus (used in a scolding sense by Isidore and other early Church writers), from Latin lascivia "lewdness, playfulness, frolicsomeness, jolity," from lascivus "lewd, playful, frolicsome, wanton," from PIE *las-ko-, from *las- "to be eager, wanton, or unruly" (cognates: Sanskrit -lasati "yearns," lasati "plays, frolics," Hittite ilaliya- "to desire, covet," Greek laste "harlot," Old Church Slavonic laska "flattery," Slovak laska "love," Old Irish lainn "greedy," Gothic lustus, Old English lust "lust"). Related: Lasciviously; lasciviousness. In 17c. also with a verbal form, lasciviate.
- 1. The man was lascivious, sexually perverted and insatiable.
- 2. Scaccia kept telling Humboldt that she was still in New York and doing lascivious thing.
- 3. In his old age Cato became lascivious and misconducted himself with a woman slave.
- 4. I was there to protect her from the importunities of lascivious men.
- 5. Is lascivious online content, traditionally on top, losing its lustre?
- 在线淫秽内容历来风行, 但如今渐入颓势?
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