Lascivious vs. Licentious

Lascivious vs. Licentious — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Lascivious and Licentious

Lasciviousadjective

Given to or expressing lust; lecherous.

Licentiousadjective

Lacking moral restraint, especially in sexual conduct.

Lasciviousadjective

Exciting sexual desires; salacious.

Licentiousadjective

(Archaic) Ignoring accepted rules or standards, as of prescriptive grammar.

Lasciviousadjective

Wanton; lewd, driven by lust, lustful.

Licentiousadjective

Lacking restraint, or ignoring societal standards, particularly in sexual conduct.

Lasciviousadjective

driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires;

libidinous orgies

Licentiousadjective

Disregarding accepted rules.

Licentiousadjective

lacking moral discipline; especially sexually unrestrained;

coarse and licentious men