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

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Recent Examples on the Web But just in case a reader still has the stomach for more grotesquerie by the time the main narrative is finished, there’s a 70-page appendix filled with truncated tales of lascivious behavior — bonus nuggets of lechery. Washington Post, "A thorough, revolting history of Trump’s behavior toward women," 23 Oct. 2019 This complex, though comprehensible, history — a tale of deceit, cruelty, murder, lechery and geopolitical ambition — is narrated at a clear, brisk pace by Julian Elfer, who gives special pleasure in the musical grace of his Italian pronunciation. Katherine A. Powers, Washington Post, "The sordid tale of the Borgias and other great audiobooks for your playlist," 26 Sep. 2019 This Blog is here for a purpose—to fight pedophilia and znus [lechery], not for snide remarks, filthy comments or threats. Linda Stasi, Harper's magazine, "Secrets and Lies," 16 Sep. 2019 The cold humor, which is lechery, which is seething debauchery, which is abomination itself. Amos Oz, Harper's magazine, "Setting the World to Rights," 10 Apr. 2019 What’s more, the movie producer’s lechery has become the kind of story that takes on a life of its own, launching 1,000 takes on everything from politics to pop culture. Will Bunch, Philly.com, "Stop blaming the 1960s and '70s for Harvey Weinstein … and the rest of America's problems | Will Bunch," 22 Oct. 2017 Harvey Weinstein and the appalling lechery that finally led to his downfall were not spoken about at Monday's InStyle Awards, but the undertones were clear in the cutting speech given by Cate Blanchett. Sarah Rense, Esquire, "Cate Blanchett on Women Dressing Sexily: 'It Doesn't Mean We Want to F*ck You'," 25 Oct. 2017 At the same time, Mrs. Clinton, so close to becoming the first woman to win the White House amid national outrage over reports of her rival’s male lechery, has all but abandoned gender as an issue. Amy Chozick, New York Times, "As Donald Trump Stumbles, Hillary Clinton Watches Her Step OCT. 13, 2016," 15 Oct. 2016 Hadleigh Adams emphasized wistful wisdom, not lechery, as Nicomedes. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "'Young Caesar' finally conquers: Troubled 1971 opera is reborn at Disney Hall," 14 June 2017

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13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lechery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lechery. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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