adjective, lewd·er, lewd·est.
- low, ignorant, or vulgar.
- base, vile, or wicked, especially of a person.
- bad, worthless, or poor, especially of a thing.
Origin of lewd
Related formslewd·ly, adverblewd·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for lewd
One interpretation suggests he is the embodiment of whisky, a lewd allusion to a tenured tradition of Scottish alcoholism.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was arrested the same day on felony charges of forcible rape, lewd acts on a minor, and kidnapping to commit a sexual offense.Woman Who Says She Was Held Captive for 10 Years Feared Deportation|Caitlin Dickson|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Elementary School in Los Angeles, has so far been charged with 15 counts of sexual abuse and lewd acts on a child.Los Angeles’s School Nightmare: Another Sex-Abuse Scandal|Christine Pelisek|January 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The trial brought accusations of lewd rabble-rousing and rampant sexism at corporate events—bad publicity to say the least.
Did the ‘Best in Show’ actor commit a “lewd act” in a seedy Hollywood theater known for such cinematic fare as ‘Nut Busters’?The Tale Behind Fred Willard’s Arrest in an Adult Film Theater|Christine Pelisek|July 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Hook let his cloak slip softly to the ground, and then biting his lips till a lewd blood stood on them, he stepped into the tree.Peter and Wendy|James Matthew Barrie
Yea, one lewd person, (saith Bodin) may be received to accuse and condemne a thousand suspected witches.The Devil in Britain and America|John Ashton
Most say, the steed's a goodly thing, But all agree, 'tis a lewd King.The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753)|Theophilus Cibber
All we'd need, sir, at least for the lewd, public indecent exposure charge.Eight Keys to Eden|Mark Irvin Clifton
Little they know of Rabelais who call him a lewd buffoonthe profanest of mountebanks.Visions and Revisions|John Cowper Powys
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