lascivious

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From Latin lascīviōsus, from lascīvia (sportiveness, lustfulness).

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lascivious (comparative more lascivious, superlative most lascivious)

  1. Wanton; lewd, driven by lust, lustful.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter I, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803:
      The colonel and his sponsor made a queer contrast: Greystone [the sponsor] long and stringy, with a face that seemed as if a cold wind was eternally playing on it. […] But there was not a more lascivious reprobate and gourmand in all London than this same Greystone.

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