lewd

[ lood ]
/ lud /

adjective, lewd·er, lewd·est.

inclined to, characterized by, or inciting to lust or lechery; lascivious.
obscene or indecent, as language or songs; salacious.
Obsolete.
  1. low, ignorant, or vulgar.
  2. base, vile, or wicked, especially of a person.
  3. bad, worthless, or poor, especially of a thing.

Origin of lewd

before 900; Middle English leud, lewed, Old English lǣwede lay, unlearned

Related forms

lewd·ly, adverblewd·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lewdness

lewd

/ (luːd) /

adjective

characterized by or intended to excite crude sexual desire; obscene
obsolete
  1. wicked
  2. ignorant

Derived Forms

lewdly, adverblewdness, noun

Word Origin for lewd

C14: from Old English lǣwde lay, ignorant; see lay ³
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