lecherous

lecherous
I adjective addicted to lewdness, bawdy, concupiscent, corrupt, debauched, depraved, desirous, dissipated, dissolute, erotic, erotical, fleshly, gluttonous, goatish, immoral, inclined to lewdness, lascivious, lewd, libertine, libidinous, licentious, lickerish, loose, lubric, lubricous, lustful, profligate, prurient, rakish, reprobate, ruttish, salacious, sexually indulgent, unbridled, unchaste, unregenerate, unrestrained, unspiritual, wanton II index depraved, immoral, lascivious, lewd, obscene, prurient, salacious, suggestive (risqué)

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  • Lecherous — Lech er*ous, a. Like a lecher; addicted to lewdness; excessively lustful; used mostly of men; also, lust provoking. A lecherous thing is wine. Chaucer. {Lech er*ous*ly}, adv. {Lech er*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lecherous — c.1300, probably from LECHER (Cf. lecher) + OUS (Cf. ous); or else from rare O.Fr. lecheros. Related: Lecherously; lecherousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • lecherous — libidinous, lascivious, lustful, lewd, wanton, *licentious, libertine Analogous words: dissolute, *abandoned, reprobate, profligate: degenerate, corrupt (see VICIOUS) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lecherous — [adj] lustful, lewd carnal, concupiscent, corrupt, fast*, hot and heavy*, incontinent, lascivious, libertine, libidinous, licentious, low down*, lubricous, prurient, raunchy*, salacious, satyric, sensual, unchaste, wanton; concepts 372,401 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • lecherous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing excessive or offensive sexual desire. DERIVATIVES lecherously adverb lecherousness noun. ORIGIN Old French lecheros, from lechier live in debauchery or gluttony ; related to LICK(Cf. ↑lick) …   English terms dictionary

  • lecherous — [lech′ər əs] adj. [ME < OFr lecheros] given to, characterized by, or stimulating to lechery; lustful lecherously adv. lecherousness n …   English World dictionary

  • lecherous — lech|er|ous [ˈletʃərəs] adj a lecherous man shows his sexual desire for women in a way that is unpleasant or annoying ▪ a lecherous old man >lecherously adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lecherous — [[t]le̱tʃərəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe a man as lecherous, you disapprove of him because he behaves towards women in a way which shows he is only interested in them sexually. ...lecherous old men offering sweets at …   English dictionary

  • lecherous — lecherously, adv. lecherousness, n. /lech euhr euhs/, adj. 1. given to or characterized by lechery; lustful. 2. erotically suggestive; inciting to lust: lecherous photographs. [1275 1325; ME < MF lechereus. See LECHER, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • lecherous — adjective a lecherous man is always thinking about sex or trying to get sexual pleasure lecherously adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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