Las*civ"i*ous (?), a. [L. lascivia wantonness, fr. lascivus wanton; cf. Gr. () lecherous, () to wish, Skr. lash to desire.]

1.

Wanton; lewd; lustful; as, lascivious men; lascivious desires.

Milton.

2.

Tending to produce voluptuous or lewd emotions.

He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. Shak.

-- Las*civ"i*ous*ly, adv. -- Las*civ"i*ous*ness, n.

 

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