lecherous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lecherous given to excessive indulgence in sexual activity "a lecherous gleam in his eye","a lecherous good-for-nothing"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Lecherous Like a lecher; addicted to lewdness; excessively lustful; -- used mostly of men; "A lecherous thing is wine."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lecherous Sensual; prone to indulge in sensuality; lustful; lewd.
    • lecherous Provoking lust.
    • lecherous Synonyms See list under lascivious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Lecherous lustful: provoking lust
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. lecheorlecher, to lick; from Old High Ger. lechón, Ger. lecken, Eng. lick.

Usage

In literature:

I knew the fellow for years and years, and he was a lecher to the very last.
"The Satyricon, Complete" by Petronius Arbiter
He came early; he stayed late; he could not pass a restaurant; he looked with a lecherous eye upon every wine shop.
"The Innocents Abroad, Part 2 of 6" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Grew pale, and, in cold fords, hot lecherous.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
He was a sensualist, he was a glutton, he was a lecher.
"Classic French Course in English" by William Cleaver Wilkinson
You pursue me with your lecherous body.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
The lecherous monster did not release her until he heard her mother returning.
"City Crimes" by Greenhorn
JAMES DOUGLAS Earl of Morton was a man of no small natural endowments, but a man of a covetous and lecherous disposition.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
Did I the Dardan lecher lead, who Sparta's jewel reft?
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
Nobody knows how lecherous these goddesses are.
"In The Seven Woods" by William Butler (W.B.) Yeats
He was a satyr, a lecher; he was a man with a sexual obsession.
"The Eyes Have It" by Gordon Randall Garrett
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In poetry:

John Marshall was complainant's name,
Carrie, his wife, defendant,
He charged as being wanton dame,
To lecher rake intendant.
"John Marshall's Divorce" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
It didn't help for him to drive the quills
Of porcupines into his lecher's flesh —
His pandemonian senses uttered shrill
Expulsive cries and issued him a fresh
"The Temptation Of St. Anthony" by Rainer Maria Rilke

In news:

Here, the legendary singer and style icon guides readers through her life journey, beginning in Ozone Park, Queens, where she grew up and from whence she fled a lecherous stepfather at age 17.
It's the "Gropez Line" — a tiny, newly altered boundary in the City Council district map that helps lecherous Assemblyman Vito Lopez but also brings potential political.
The Washington Monthly's Inner Lecher Finally Breaks Free.
The Angst of the Aging Lecher Elegy is a portrait of the voyeur as an old man.
Lecher , 85, of Janesville, Wis.
Lecher , age 85, a longtime Janesville resident and businessman, passed away Monday evening, June 4, 2007, at Mercy Hospital.
He was born Nov, 4, 1921, in Sanborn, the son of the late Anthony and Lillian (Hoppe) Lecher .
Livery Laborers Lament Lardy Lovers' Lecherous Liasons.
Nicky Lecher from The Paint Mixer .
UPD Suspect, Robert E Lecher, III, (39).
Loyal to Houghton Mifflin, Lecherous Protagonists.
Insatiable links lecher Tiger Woods was in bed with an underwear-model mistress when he learned his beloved dad had died, according to a bombshell report.
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