Lascivious vs Flirtatious - What's the difference?

lascivious | flirtatious |

As adjectives the difference between lascivious and flirtatious

is that lascivious is wanton; lewd, driven by lust, lustful while flirtatious is of or pertaining to flirtation.



(en adjective)
  • Wanton; lewd, driven by lust, lustful.
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  • *:The colonel and his sponsor made a queer contrast: Greystone [the sponsor] long and stringy, with a face that seemed as if a cold wind was eternally playing on it. […] But there was not a more lascivious reprobate and gourmand in all London than this same Greystone.
  • Synonyms

    * wanton, lewd, lustful

    See also

    * lecherous




    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to flirtation.
  • (of a person) Having a tendency to flirt often.
  • Synonyms

    * cheeky, coquettish


    * prudish, reserved

    Derived terms

    * flirtatiously * flirtatiousness