lewd

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adjective \ˈlüd\

Definition of lewd

  1. 1 obsolete :  evil, wicked

  2. 2 a :  sexually unchaste or licentious b :  obscene, vulgar

lewdly

adverb

lewdness

noun

Examples of lewd in a sentence

  1. He made lewd remarks to the woman at the bar.

  2. <bystanders were shocked by the lewd behavior of the couple in the park>

Origin and Etymology of lewd

Middle English lewed vulgar, from Old English lǣwede laical, ignorant


First Known Use: 14th century


LEWD Defined for English Language Learners

lewd

play
adjective \ˈlüd\

Definition of lewd for English Language Learners

  • : sexual in an offensive or rude way


Law Dictionary

lewd

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adjective \ˈlüd\

Legal Definition of lewd

  1. :  involving or being sexual conduct that is considered indecent or offensive :  licentious <convicted of lewd and lascivious assault upon a child — National Law Journal>

lewdly

adverb

lewdness

noun


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