lewd

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adjective \ˈlüd\

Definition of lewd

  1. 1 obsolete :  evil, wicked

  2. 2a :  sexually unchaste or licentious (see licentious 1) lewd behaviorb :  obscene, vulgar lewd remarks

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

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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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