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

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Origin and Etymology of lewd

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


LEWD Defined for English Language Learners

lewd

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adjective

Definition of lewd for English Language Learners

  • : sexual in an offensive or rude way


Law Dictionary

lewd

play
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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