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[lech-er-uh s] /ˈlɛtʃ ər əs/
given to or characterized by lechery; lustful.
erotically suggestive; inciting to lust:
lecherous photographs.
Origin of lecherous
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 Unabridged
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  • How the fetid goat and the swine wallowing in the mire speak to the lecherous man and the drunkard!

    Curiosities of Heat Lyman B. Tefft
  • I have closeted myself with a lecherous animal and it turns on me.

    Fantazius Mallare Ben Hecht
  • lecherous and treacherous” as he was, he was humorous and good-humoured.

  • The lecherous monster did not release her until he heard her mother returning.

    City Crimes Greenhorn
  • In a pretty village of Picardy, there lived formerly a cur of a lecherous disposition.

  • His eyes were hateful as a rattlesnake's; lecherous eyes, debased.

    Trail's End George W. Ogden
British Dictionary definitions for lecherous


characterized by or inciting lechery
Derived Forms
lecherously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for lecherous

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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