lechery

noun
lech·​ery | \ ˈle-chə-rē How to pronounce lechery (audio) , ˈlech-rē \

Definition of lechery

: inordinate (see inordinate sense 1) indulgence in sexual activity : lasciviousness

Examples of lechery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perrotta is up to his old tricks, painting a man’s thoughtless lechery in touching tones, inviting misreading. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 13 June 2022 With comic rebuttal, Post’s Christine deflected Fielding’s lechery throughout the series’ run. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 2021 With comic rebuttal, Post’s Christine deflected Fielding’s lechery throughout the series’ run. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Aug. 2021 With comic rebuttal, Post’s Christine deflected Fielding’s lechery throughout the series’ run. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 2021 With comic rebuttal, Post’s Christine deflected Fielding’s lechery throughout the series’ run. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Aug. 2021 With comic rebuttal, Post’s Christine deflected Fielding’s lechery throughout the series’ run. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 2021 With comic rebuttal, Post’s Christine deflected Fielding’s lechery throughout the series’ run. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Aug. 2021 With comic rebuttal, Post’s Christine deflected Fielding’s lechery throughout the series’ run. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of lechery

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

16 Jun 2022

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“Lechery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lechery. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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