Examples of lewd in a Sentence
He made lewd remarks to the woman at the bar.
bystanders were shocked by the lewd behavior of the couple in the park
Recent Examples of lewd from the Web
In an article published Wednesday in The Los Angeles Times, six women described encounters with Mr. Ratner that ranged from lewd comments to assault.
In 1980, the woman says, Weinstein exposed himself to her and asked her for a massage in a hotel room before making a lewd remark.
In the clips, Trump and Stern discuss Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and Stern makes lewd remarks about her and both men discuss the size of her breasts.
Irving made a lewd comment after the Celtics' 102-92 win over the 76'ers.
France is reportedly considering imposing fines on men for aggressive catcalling or lewd behavior towards women, the New York Times reports.
John Loomis, 23, was arrested under suspicion of lewd conduct in public.
The cascade of revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s allegedly terrible and lewd behavior has unearthed plenty of victims—scores of them, in fact.
Hackett alleged that Price repeatedly made lewd comments to her, despite her rebuffs.
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Origin and Etymology of lewd
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbawdy, blue, coarse, crude, dirty, filthy, foul, gross, gutter, impure, indecent, lascivious, obscene, locker-room, nasty, pornographic, porny, profane, raunchy, ribald, smutty, stag, trashy, unprintable, vulgar, wanton, X-rated
Antonymsclean, decent, G-rated, nonobscene, wholesome
Related Wordsbroad, coarse-grained, gamy (or gamey), off, off-color (or off-colored), racy, risqué, salacious, salty, suggestive; barnyard, earthy, scatological; immodest, indecorous, indelicate, low, unbecoming; depraved, kinky, louche, naughty, perverse, perverted, wicked; exceptionable, objectionable, unacceptable, undesirable, unwanted, unwelcome; abhorrent, debasing, disgusting, loathsome, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting; distasteful, obnoxious, unpleasant; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, reprehensible; atrocious, infamous; abusive, scurrilous; hard-core, soft, soft-core
Near Antonymspriggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, staid, straitlaced (or straightlaced), Victorian; correct, decorous, genteel, nice, polite, proper, respectable, seemly; innocuous, inoffensive; acceptable, agreeable, desirable, pleasant, pleasing, welcome; appropriate, becoming, fit, meet, suitable; immaculate, perfect, pure, spotless, virginal; approved, endorsed (also indorsed), sanctioned
LEWD Defined for English Language Learners
legal Definition of lewd
- convicted of lewd and lascivious assault upon a child
- —National Law Journal
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