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lecherous

[lech-er-uh s] /ˈlɛtʃ ər əs/
adjective
1.
given to or characterized by lechery; lustful.
2.
erotically suggestive; inciting to lust:
lecherous photographs.
Origin of lecherous
1275-1325
First recorded in 1275-1325; Middle English word from Middle French word lechereus. See lecher, -ous
Related forms
lecherously, adverb
lecherousness, noun
unlecherous, adjective
unlecherously, adverb
unlecherousness, noun
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  • His eyes were hateful as a rattlesnake's; lecherous eyes, debased.

    Trail's End

    George W. Ogden
  • I have closeted myself with a lecherous animal and it turns on me.

    Fantazius Mallare Ben Hecht
  • The lecherous monster did not release her until he heard her mother returning.

    City Crimes Greenhorn
  • They were like fed horses in the morning—lecherous and unruly.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • Do I address the lecherous, or the oppressive, or the profane?

    Talks To Farmers Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • This lecherous brute abusing a woman is a picture of Germany.

    The Fruits of Victory Norman Angell
British Dictionary definitions for lecherous

lecherous

/ˈlɛtʃərəs/
adjective
1.
characterized by or inciting lechery
Derived Forms
lecherously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for lecherous
adj.

c.1300, probably from lecher + -ous; or else from rare Old French lecheros. Related: Lecherously; lecherousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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