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

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 The baritone Quinn Kelsey, a Met stalwart for over a decade, had a breakthrough as the jester Rigoletto, part of the retinue of the lecherous Duke of Mantua. New York Times, 2 Jan. 2022 In Pamela, a servant girl chronicles her efforts to escape the clutches of her lecherous employer, then gets rewarded for her virtue by enticing the beaten aristocrat to marry her. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 29 Oct. 2021 Thinking back to the earliest seasons, Kiesha was always the target of lecherous older men. Nina Metz, chicagotribune.com, 19 July 2021 That was my career experience for a long time: navigating lecherous men who had power over me. Claire Shaffer, Rolling Stone, 11 June 2021 Who knows if your boyfriend is a COVID cheater who would have never strayed without the stress of a pandemic; or a once-a-cheater, always-a-cheater, dooming you to recycled heartbreak; or, hopefully, a one-and-done who learned his lecherous lesson. Author: Wayne And Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, 2 May 2021 Samantha Stonecipher brings a funny, millennial vibe to the Siren (and two other small roles), and Alexander LaPlante deserves praise for making a lecherous former classmate of Rose’s more funny than creepy, no easy feat. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, 20 Mar. 2021 The cultural legacy of Pepé Le Pew, a lecherous skunk who speaks in a French accent, has come under scrutiny in recent days. NBC News, 9 Mar. 2021 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, 18 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of lecherous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2022

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“Lecherous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lecherous. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of lecherous

: having or showing an excessive or disgusting interest in sex

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