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lecherous

[ lech-er-uhs ]
/ ˈlɛtʃ ər əs /
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Definition of lecherous

adjective
given to or characterized by lechery; lustful.
erotically suggestive; inciting to lust: lecherous photographs.
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Origin of lecherous

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English word from Middle French word lechereus.See lecher, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for lecherous

lecherous
/ (ˈlɛtʃərəs) /

adjective
characterized by or inciting lechery

Derived forms of lecherous

lecherously, adverb
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