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
Recent Examples on the Web Replacing him in the household is a man claiming to be Xiumi’s uncle, who keeps suspect company, speaks about an imminent political upheaval and does little to disguise his lecherous thoughts about Xiumi. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: Uncanny Revolutions," 18 Dec. 2020 Stops include a lecherous underground ball in Chicago, a gentrifying ’hood in Ypsilanti, Mich., a spades game in Milwaukee’s North Side, and the University of Iowa, a vast 33,000-student school with fewer than 1,000 Black students. Joseph P. Williams Jr. Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "REVIEW: 'Black in the Middle,' edited by Terrion L. Williamson," 18 Sep. 2020 Shirley is blunt and abusive, while Stanley is creepily lecherous, pawing her at every opportunity. Brian Lowry, CNN, "Elisabeth Moss again outshines the movie as a troubled writer in 'Shirley'," 5 June 2020 Others spoke about Biden's physical behavior, which came across to many as lecherous and unbecoming of a future commander in chief. Joseph Simonson, Washington Examiner, "'Bernie definitely concerns me': Trump supporters take Sanders challenge seriously," 31 Jan. 2020 If Peters seems a parody of the lecherous clergyman and the ruthless academic, Mr. Sisman is a model of the incorruptible biographer. Ben Downing, WSJ, "‘The Professor and the Parson’ Review: Father of Lies," 31 Jan. 2020 Only a person full of entitlement and lecherous self-interest and devoid of morality preys on others in such a manner. Amanda Carpenter, Time, "Trump's Treatment of Women Was His Original Abuse of Power," 30 Oct. 2019 He is depicted as lecherous but harmless, silly and creepy. New York Times, "The Comedians Challenging Stereotypes About Asian-American Masculinity," 26 Aug. 2019 Under his charge, she's carted to the barracks as a singing reminder of home for lecherous, drunken soldiers who have no interest in her voice. Garrett Mitchell, azcentral, "'The Nightingale' is a disturbingly brutal meditation on revenge from 'Babadook' filmmaker," 21 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of lecherous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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23 Dec 2020

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“Lecherous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lecherous. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lecherous

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

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