lecherous

adjective
lech·​er·​ous | \ˈle-chə-rəs, 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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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 And the sense that Trump was not merely a lecherous liar — but an ineffective one — weakened his position among some Republicans and independents. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Here’s Why Trump’s Approval Rating Has Gone Up," 16 May 2018 Alcohol is frequently consumed during work hours and lecherous behavior was pervasive, especially at company parties and premieres, according to former employees. David Ng, latimes.com, "Will animation legend John Lasseter return to Disney-Pixar after a six-month leave?," 8 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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lecherous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of lecherous

: having or showing an excessive or disgusting interest in sex

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