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 lewdness
I have not permitted myself any lewdness or abusive word in the house of veracity.The Pharaoh and the Priest|Alexander Glovatski
But he did not sink into lewdness and vice, under the pressure of his adverse circumstances.Golden Steps to Respectability, Usefulness and Happiness|John Mather Austin
By the French and Anglo-Saxon laws, lewdness was thus punished.La Sorcire: The Witch of the Middle Ages|Jules Michelet
In my absence, loosening the cord of the obi, secretly you indulge your lewdness.The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari|James S. De Benneville
Messalina, wife to the emperor Claudius, infamous for her lewdness.
British Dictionary definitions for lewdness