Lascivious is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of lascivious, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires
EXAMPLES - Lascivious in a Sentence
- Revealing both, he said, could promote lascivious thoughts. (source)
- You do not participate in lascivious deviant sexual behavior (source)
- He detected the anticipatory, almost lascivious gleam in her eyes. (source)
- All very proper, mind you, no lascivious nonsense or anything like that. (source)
- The kind of lascivious thoughts expressed in the song are now commonplace. (source)
- Resh soothed them absently, stroking them in a way even human would call lascivious. (source)
- I could undersatnd why the author uses condolence taking the word lascivious into mind. (source)
- To be illegal, the transmitted image must include the "lascivious" exposure of genitalia. (source)
- For example, anything that is considered "lascivious" or "too graphic" cannot be shown on TV. (source)
- Others have banned Dionysian rituals such as lascivious costume balls and Princeton's Nude Olympics. (source)
- "describes as lascivious humpbacks, dwarfs, and in general persons of short stature and with long noses." (source)
- And apparently, the lascivious beauty who left a trail of broken hearts on two continents made an impression. (source)
- Associated Press that she teased her husband while he prepared for presidential debates by e-mailing him "lascivious" messages. (source)
- And then, with equal parts seriousness and self-irony, the singer-songwriter declares, "I am the victim of such a lascivious beauty." (source)
- In the 1670s, migrants from the land of decadence arrived in New England, bringing with them expertise in decidedly lascivious movements. (source)
- The passionate strength of the life force surges in our cells, flooding all of our senses with waves of lascivious longing and naked desire. (source)
- If someone sends in anything "lewd, crude or lascivious," Mr. Bannister not only returns the item, but also mails a "de-merit" to its sender. (source)
- "Mrs. Warren's Profession," by George Bernard Shaw, is the most famously controversial, shocking, downright lascivious boring play in history. (source)
- Transcendence and letting go for Thomas translate into Nina becoming lascivious for his pleasure and entertainment; calling this sexual liberation is foolish. (source)
- As the narrator cleans the mansion of his dead employer, the reader learns of Kaji's predilection for cloning dead celebrities and engaging in lascivious acts. (source)
- Ranging from sharp glances to the thighs or adjusting the rearview mirror to reflect the crotch area, up to lascivious touches collected as if they were a toll. (source)
- The story concerns a lascivious but strict nobleman (Marco Nistico) with two daughters (Hanan Alattar and Albina Shagimuratova) who denies them marriage to their true loves. (source)
- As ridiculous it sounds to knock out Cougars because of its popularization as a term for lascivious middle-aged women, I actually can understand why the board didn't want the term. (source)
- He then looked at Meredith with the kind of lascivious sense of ownership he always gave her when he knew he would soon prove just how profoundly he had his new fiancee under his control. (source)
- Politics is sordid and hypocritical, and she encounters rabid believers of every stripe -- from her husband's loyal secretary (Steven Dykes) to a lascivious cavalier (Robert Emmet Lunney). (source)
- I was pleased to hear this statement of policy, dubious as its moral underpinning might be, but remained a bit nervous in the face of the openly lascivious looks on some of the other faces. (source)
- Confessional, gritty and immediate, these paintings combine male pinups, classical poses and Abstract Expressionist bravura; but their eroticism is conveyed through lascivious painthandling. (source)
- Dreams of a lascivious nature are fairly common among those of whom the church requires celibacy, but the frequency and intensity of the dreams on rue Quelle Blague had the confession booth smoking. (source)
- It is on the sonata formula, without introduction (the second subject being not in the dominant of A major, but in C major, that chaste, frank key which one of the popes strangely dubbed "lascivious"). (source)
- Rolling Stone put us on the cover (me in lascivious cheerleader drag) to com - memorate our receiving their reader awards for Artist of the Year, Band of the Year, Best Album, and Best Single ( "Dreams"). (source)
- As planned, they had seen Tom Jones, and Barbara had felt her body go T hot then moist during the famous scene where Tom and the girl manage to convey a bedful of sensual lascivious nuances into the act of eating a meal. (source)
- Laurence,  prostibulum faeminae Messalina the empress, that by philters, and such kind of lascivious meats, use all means to  enable themselves: and brag of it in the end, confodi multas enim, occidi vero paucas per ventrem vidisti, as that (source)
- So we may be sure, that much less does he take such care for apes and monkeys, for goats and swine; for such as are good for nothing, but either mimically to imitate their neighbours 'fooleries, or to immerse themselves in all kind of lascivious and debauched living. (source)
- When you meet her she seems like a shy Catholic girl fresh out of the convent, while her stage act is an outrageous burlesque of bumps and grinds and saucy lyrics delivered in the kind of lascivious Mae West drawl that wouldn't seem out of place on a predatory hooker. (source)
- You will see from this story that love makes bad acts be done by persons of bad heart; it also makes people of worth do things deserving of praise; for love is good in itself, but the depravity of the individual often makes it take a new title, such as lascivious, light, cruel, or vile. (source)
- The play's central problem, which is not making Othello himself look a credulous ass in believing in his wife's infidelity, is also partially solved by turning Cassio into a bit of a rake: one who warmly hugs Desdemona when he greets her in Cyprus and who later smothers Iago's wife in lascivious kisses. (source)
- Terry seemed pleased, if surprised, to see me, and preserved his amiable urbanity when I presented him to Mrs Candy; his staff men eyed her with lascivious respect and me with envy, Marsh had explained our presence, and since Far West could carry far more passengers than there were staff, no objections could be raised. (source)
- It was uptown, baby, that McKay made a true impact, publishing a number of poetry collections and three novels, including Home to Harlem, which depicted the neighborhood in all its gritty, sexy glory and garnered some fierce critiques from fellow writers, like WEB DuBois, who said he needed a bath after reading the "lascivious" book. (source)
- Middleton's lavishly grim plot stars a female pander who, for the hell of it, makes sure that one young woman sleeps with her uncle and that a teenage bride is handed over to a lascivious duke; no one, apart from the only dull character, a cardinal, escapes pollution; retribution comes at the end with the biggest of all theatrical bloodbaths, in which only the man of God is left alive. (source)
- That is how much money they were willing to accept to give up all the privileges of whiteness: the ability to not suffer from racial profiling, not to be shot to death in a hail of 50 bullets fired at you; not to be called lascivious/wanton/aggressive because of 400+ year-old stereotypes; not to be questioned on your intellect; not to be written off before you even get your foot in the door; not to be followed nor harassed while shopping; not have your voice dismissed or disregarded in a group where you are the only Black; not to have to teach your children to navigate the systemic racism that affects their lives on a daily basis. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 44.0, which suggests that "lascivious" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 47 synonyms for lascivious.
X-rated, bawdy, blue, bodily, carnal, coarse, crude, evil-minded, fast, fleshly, gross, hard-core, hot, immoral, incontinent, indecent, lecherous, lewd, libertine, libidinous, licentious, low-down, lubricious, lustful, nasty, obscene, off-color, offensive, orgiastic, pornographic, prurient, randy, raunchy, raw, ribald, rough, salacious, scurrilous, sensual, smutty, soft-core, steamy, suggestive, unchaste, voluptuous, vulgar, wanton
We have 4 antonyms for lascivious.
chaste, clean, decent, moral
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of lascivious from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Given to or expressing lust; lecherous.
- (adjective) Exciting sexual desires; salacious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Wanton; lewd, driven by lust, lustful.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Wanton; lewd; lustful
- (adjective) Tending to produce voluptuous or lewd emotions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Wanton; lewd; lustful: as, lascivious men; lascivious desires.
- (None) Tending to excite voluptuous emotions; luxurious.
- (None) Synonyms Lecherous, libidinous, licentious, lewd, lustful, salacious, unchaste, incontinent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires