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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Lasciviousness


LASCIV'IOUSNESS, noun

1. Looseness; irregular indulgence of animal desires; wantonness; lustfulness.

Who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lasciviousness Ephesians 4:19.

2. Tendency to excite lust, and promote irregular indulgences.

The reason pretended by Augustus was, the lasciviousness of his Elegies and his Art of Love.