Word of the Week Wednesday

lascivious (lə-ˈsi-vē-əs) adj. :

1. Given to or expressing lust; lecherous.
2. Exciting sexual desires; salacious.

Examples of LASCIVIOUS

  1. He was arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior.
  2. <was fired for making lascivious remarks to a coworker>


Middle English, from Late Latin lasciviosus, from Latin lascivia wantonness, from lascivus wanton — more at lust

First Known Use: 15th century


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3 thoughts on “Word of the Week Wednesday

  1. Ok, so I see a post of yours, comment then go and check out your other posts. this is right at the top. This is one of my favourite words of all time. I love it not only because of its meaning, but because of the way the mouth oves when saying it. With the correct tone it is a very powerful word!

      • I love language because words are so powerful. They can control the very heart and mind of a reader in a few letters. That and I love watching mouths move when specifc words are spoken. I am glad to have saved Word of the Week Wednesday! It is brilliant!

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