lecherous

[ lech-er-uh s ]
/ ˈlɛtʃ ər əs /

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

OTHER WORDS FROM lecherous

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Example sentences from the Web for lecherously

  • The nervous little man appraised her lecherously, she thought.

    Voyage To Eternity|Milton Lesser

British Dictionary definitions for lecherously

lecherous
/ (ˈlɛtʃərəs) /

adjective

characterized by or inciting lechery

Derived forms of lecherous

lecherously, adverb
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