given to or characterized by lechery; lustful.
erotically suggestive; inciting to lust: lecherous photographs.
- lech·er·ous·ly, adverb
- lech·er·ous·ness, noun
- un·lech·er·ous, adjective
- un·lech·er·ous·ly, adverb
- un·lech·er·ous·ness, noun
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How to use lecherous in a sentence
Hey, whatever keeps those lecherous freaks from sexually assaulting humans is fine by us.Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence | Bill Schulz | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lawsuits accusing male bosses and coworkers of lecherous behavior are unfortunately common in courts across the Western world.
I think our intentions are good in trying to protect adolescents from exploitative, if not downright lecherous, adults.Can Pedophiles Help Themselves? A Book’s Provocative Take on Sexuality | Rachel Kramer Bussel | October 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The dreamer tries to help, and fends off a man who is about to accost her with lecherous intentions.Book Bag: André Aciman’s Favorite Novellas of Unconsummated Loves | André Aciman | January 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
She was married first at the age of sixteen to the legless and lecherous writer Paul Scarron.
Him alone did the spurned queen, the cruel and lecherous Astis, love with all her flaming and depraved heart.Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity | Alexandre Kuprin
She should not waste her love on unworthy objects, on impure and lecherous men or women.Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women | George Sumner Weaver
"I bet the ole monks had a merry time, lecherous ole devils," said Tom, playing away.One Man's Initiation--1917 | John Dos Passos
With these words the great book ends—the diary of one of the godliest and most lecherous of men.The Art of Letters | Robert Lynd
Little does she suspect that the savage eyes of a concealed ruffian are gloating with lecherous delight upon her exposed form!Venus in Boston; | George Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for lecherous
characterized by or inciting lechery
- lecherously, adverb
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