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LASCIV'IOUS, adjective [Latin lascivus, from laxus, laxo, to relax, to loosen.]

1. Loose; wanton; lewd; lustful; as lascivious men; lascivious desires; lascivious eyes.

2. Soft; wanton; luxurious.

He capers numbly in a lady's chamber, to the lascivious pleasing of a lute.