- low, ignorant, or vulgar.
- base, vile, or wicked, especially of a person.
- bad, worthless, or poor, especially of a thing.
Origin of lewd
OTHER WORDS FROM lewdlewd·ly, adverblewd·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lewdlewd , obscene, pornographic, profanatory, profane
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How to use lewd in a sentence
Then came the builders of the Hoover Dam, bringing their paychecks and preferences to the town known for “lewd women.”Sex-trafficked kids are crime victims. In Las Vegas, they still go to jail.|Jessica Contrera|August 26, 2021|Washington Post
Department heads and deans know which professors try to date students or use lewd behavior.Inside the Long, Costly Process of Firing a Professor|Kayla Jimenez|August 3, 2021|Voice of San Diego
People feel entitled to Nina’s time and attention, and she’s suffered so many lewd remarks and wandering hands that, “she’d perfected the art of standing close without touching” when fans lean in for a photo.Taylor Jenkins Reid’s ‘Malibu Rising’ is a fiery mix of celebrity culture and family drama|Stephanie Merry|May 31, 2021|Washington Post
Only weeks before, lawyers announced that the team had reached a confidential settlement to resolve a legal battle over secretly-produced lewd videos featuring unsuspecting women it its cheerleading program.When Being First Matters, But Only So Much|Milton Coleman|April 11, 2021|TruthBeTold.news
The subject of outcry and law enforcement investigations for years, RubMaps allows anonymous users to describe in lewd detail the services they receive at spas and similar businesses.Atlanta spa killings lead to questions about sex work and exploitation|Jessica Contrera, Tracy Jan, Douglas MacMillan|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
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
So there we have it: another lewd, dull-witted performance has sent America into a tailspin of indignation.Miley Cyrus: The Nadir of American Civilization?|Tunku Varadarajan|August 28, 2013|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.Microsoft Puts Two Women in Charge of Windows|Alex Klein|November 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
These fellows had their pipes and cigars going; they were full of fun, and yet Jim could not hear an oath or a lewd word.The Chequers|James Runciman
For the temple was full of the riot and revellings of the Gentiles: and of men lying with lewd women.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
At times he actually invited lewd confidences though making every pretence of anger when they were imparted to him.The Boy Grew Older|Heywood Broun
I was therefore conducted to this house, which was filled partly with sick people, partly with a lewd rabble.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.|Solomon Maimon
One of my companions seized her by the arm with a lewd jest, when all at once Rimnez stepped between.The Sorrows of Satan|Marie Corelli
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