lecherous

adjective
lech·​er·​ous | \ ˈle-chə-rəs How to pronounce lecherous (audio) , ˈlech-rəs\

Definition of lecherous

: given to or suggestive of lechery a lecherous lawyer hitting on his son's girlfriend— Dick Friedman & Mike Lipton

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Other Words from lecherous

lecherously adverb
lecherousness noun

Examples of lecherous in a Sentence

most of the male patrons at the bar appeared to be lecherous conventioneers looking for some action

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Nuril was initially cleared of the charges of violating the country’s strict anti-pornography laws by distributing the recording in a bid to expose the man’s history of lecherous behavior. Fox News, "Indonesia woman faces jail time for recording boss’ lewd phone call, he is promoted," 6 July 2019 The Girl in the Freudian Slip,’’ in 1959, then repurposed the title for his first Broadway play, a comedy about a lecherous psychoanalyst, which ran for three days in 1967. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, "William F. Brown, Tony-nominated playwright of ‘The Wiz,’ dies at 91," 27 June 2019 Then the sound of the tires on the gray asphalt, like lecherous whispers in the middle of the night: two o’clock in the morning, in a stream of quiet, powerful, brightly colored cars in which new, free Jews sit two by two, male and female. Amos Oz, Harper's magazine, "Setting the World to Rights," 10 Apr. 2019 One of those nefarious groups may be a descendant of the lecherous Hellfire Club that Ben Franklin visited in London before the American Revolution. The Washington Post, latimes.com, "Jake Tapper's thrilling, uneven McCarthy-era Washington drama, 'The Hellfire Club'," 4 May 2018 But here — thanks to the vaudeville deftness of Robert Dorfman’s Stephano and Andrew Weems’ Trinculo, both having a field day with Manoel Felciano’s preeningly lecherous Caliban — the comedy is reborn. Charles Mcnulty, latimes.com, "'The Tempest' at the Old Globe: Kate Burton casts a benevolent spell as Prospera," 26 June 2018 Until then, Saxena shows us how Hooters remains, like one of their lecherous male customers, on the wrong side of history. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "It’s Time for Hooters to GTFO," 23 June 2018 And thus, the course of religious history and beginning of the English Reformation was launched with the lecherous desires of a 40-something monarch. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, "Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and the brutal anniversary of a royal beheading," 17 May 2018 One of those nefarious groups may be a descendant of the lecherous Hellfire Club that Ben Franklin visited in London before the American Revolution. The Washington Post, latimes.com, "Jake Tapper's thrilling, uneven McCarthy-era Washington drama, 'The Hellfire Club'," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of lecherous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lecherous was in the 14th century

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More Definitions for lecherous

lecherous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of lecherous

disapproving : having or showing an excessive or disgusting interest in sex

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