lecherous

  • 1 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

  • 2 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,… …

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 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.… …

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  • 6 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

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

    English World dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 lecherous — adjective a lecherous man is always thinking about sex or trying to get sexual pleasure lecherously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 lecherous — adjective the lecherous creep who lives in our building Syn: lustful, licentious, lascivious, libidinous, prurient, lewd, salacious, lubricious, debauched, dissolute, wanton, dissipated, degenerate, depraved, dirty, filthy; formal concupiscent… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 lecherous — adjective Date: 14th century given to or suggestive of lechery • lecherously adverb • lecherousness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 lecherous — adjective given to excessive sexual activity and debauchery …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 lecherous — Synonyms and related words: animal, aphrodisiomaniacal, bawdy, carnal, clitoromaniacal, concupiscent, decadent, degenerate, depraved, dirty, dirty minded, dissolute, erotic, eroticomaniacal, erotomaniacal, fleshly, goatish, gynecomaniacal,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 lecherous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. carnal, lustful, corrupt; see lewd 2 , sensual . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. lustful, lewd, lascivious, libidinous, salacious, carnal, wanton, *horny, licentious, randy, *dirty minded, *raunchy. ANT.: chaste, pure …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 lecherous — lech|er|ous [ letʃərəs ] adjective behaving in an unpleasant way that shows you are sexually interested in someone ╾ lech|er|ous|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 lecherous — lech·er·ous || letʃərÉ™s adj. lustful, lewd, tending to indulge sexual desires to an excessive degrees; arousing lust …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 lecherous — adjective having or showing excessive or offensive sexual desire. Derivatives lecherously adverb lecherousness noun Origin ME: from OFr. lecheros, from lecheor, from lechier live in debauchery or gluttony , ult. of W. Gmc origin and related to… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 lecherous — a. Lewd, lascivious, libidinous, lustful, carnal, salacious, lickerish, concupiscent, lubric, lubricous, wanton, unchaste, incontinent …

    New dictionary of synonyms