las·civ·i·ous /lə-'si-vē-əs/ adj: reflecting or producing sexual desire or behavior esp. that is considered indecent or obscene
lewd and lascivious behavior

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective bawdy, carnal, coarse, concupiscent, corrupt, debauched, depraved, dissipated, dissolute, erotic, fleshly, goatish, immodest, immoral, improper, impurus, indecent, lascivus, lecherous, lewd, libertine, libidinosus, libidinous, lickerish, lubric, lubricous, lustful, obscene, Paphian, pornographic, promiscuous, prurient, ribald, salacious, satyric, satyrical, sensuous, sex-ridden, shameless, unblushing, unchaste, unregenerate, wanton associated concepts: indecent and lascivious, lewd and lascivious cohabitation, obscenity II index dissolute, lecherous, lewd, licentious, obscene, prurient, salacious, scurrilous, suggestive (risqué)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Overtly sexual; lewd.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • Lascivious — Las*civ i*ous (l[a^]s*s[i^]v [i^]*[u^]s), a. [L. lascivia wantonness, fr. lascivus wanton; cf. Gr. la stauros lecherous, lh^n to wish, Skr. lash to desire.] 1. Wanton; lewd; lustful; as, lascivious men; lascivious desires. Milton. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lascivious — (adj.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. lascivieux or directly from L.L. lasciviosus (used in a scolding sense by Isidore and other early Church writers), from L. lascivia lewdness, playfulness, frolicsomeness, jolity, from lascivus lewd, playful, frolicsome …   Etymology dictionary

  • lascivious — lewd, *licentious, libertine, lustful, libidinous, lecherous, wanton Analogous words: *immoral, unmoral, amoral: sensual, *carnal, fleshly, animal: obscene, gross, *coarse Contrasted words: *chaste, pure, modest, decent: virtuous, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lascivious — [adj] sexually aroused; displaying excessive interest in sex bawdy, blue, bodily, carnal, coarse, crude, evil minded, fast*, fleshly, gross*, hard core*, hot*, immoral, incontinent, indecent, lecherous, lewd, libertine, libidinous, licentious,… …   New thesaurus

  • lascivious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling or showing an overt or offensive sexual desire. DERIVATIVES lasciviously adverb lasciviousness noun. ORIGIN from Latin lascivia lustfulness …   English terms dictionary

  • lascivious — [lə siv′ē əs] adj. [ME lascyuyous < ML lasciviosus < LL < L lascivia, wantonness < lascivus: see LUST] 1. characterized by or expressing lust or lewdness; wanton 2. tending to excite lustful desires lasciviously adv. lasciviousness n …   English World dictionary

  • Lascivious — In general use, lascivious is synonymous with lustful or lewd.Legal usageIn American legal jargon, lascivious is a semi technical term indicating immoral sexual thoughts or actions. It is often used in the legal description of criminal acts in… …   Wikipedia

  • lascivious — lasciviously, adv. lasciviousness, n. /leuh siv ee euhs/, adj. 1. inclined to lustfulness; wanton; lewd: a lascivious, girl chasing old man. 2. arousing sexual desire: lascivious photographs. 3. indicating sexual interest or expressive of lust or …   Universalium

  • lascivious — [[t]ləsɪ̱viəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as lascivious, you disapprove of them because they show a very strong interest in sex. The man was lascivious, sexually perverted and insatiable. ...their lewd and lascivious… …   English dictionary

  • lascivious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. lustful, lewd, salacious, unchaste, wanton. See impurity. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Filled with lust] Syn. lecherous, lustful, libidinous; see lewd 1 , 2 , sensual . 2. [Suggestive of intercourse]… …   English dictionary for students

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