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lascivious

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Definition excessively driven by, demonstrating, or provoking sexual desires
  • lewd and lascivious conduct
  • In the event you do hook up with him, I expect lascivious details.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • lascivious = sexual
  • They are not artistic: they are only lascivious.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • She looked up at his sweating face, on which a lascivious smile had immediately appeared, and straightened, trying to control her trembling.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • They are lasciviousness itself.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • She broke into a lascivious grin.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • VOLT: May her feignings Not take your wisdoms: but this day she baited A stranger, a grave knight, with her loose eyes, And more lascivious kisses.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • A grim lasciviousness escaped his body and seemed to circulate through the barricaded room.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Tyrion gave her a lascivious grin.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Everyone lasciviously waiting for a kill.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Andie is a good girl, meaning she doesn't post photos of herself "partying," and she never posts lascivious messages.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Ithal breaks into a lascivious grin.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Not like a woman, for I would prevent The loose encounters of lascivious men.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • As he got up to leave Reuben stopped by Pig's desk near the door and tapped Theresa's picture frame with a huge lascivious finger.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • This was accompanied by a lascivious wink.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • I detected no hint of lasciviousness in Bill's voice or manner, certainly no element of pimping; no, he was simply trying to protect me.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • She put one hand on her hip, the other behind her head, looking at him through half-open eyes, sultry and lascivious.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • The two brigands looked at each other for a moment—the one with a smile of lasciviousness on his lips, the other with the pallor of death on his brow.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • And yet, in American eyes at least, there remains the conviction that the Russian attitude toward women is lascivious.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Faris looks lasciviously at the Illustrian girls.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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