lewd

  • 1 Lewd — (l[=u]d), a. [Compar. {Lewder} ( [ e]r); superl. {Lewdest}.] [{OE}. lewed, lewd, lay, ignorant, vile, AS. l[=ae]wed laical, belonging to the laity.] 1. Not clerical; laic; laical; hence, unlearned; simple. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] For if a priest be …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 lewd — / lüd/ adj: involving or being sexual conduct that is considered indecent or offensive: licentious convicted of lewd and lascivious assault upon a child National Law Journal lewd·ly adv lewd·ness n …

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  • 3 lewd´ly — lewd «lood», adjective. 1. not decent; obscene; lustful: »lewd stories, a lewd song. SYNONYM(S): lascivious, lecherous. 2. Obsolete. a) unlearned; ignorant …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 4 lewd — lewd; lewd·ly; lewd·ness; lewd·ster; …

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  • 5 lewd — [lu:d] adj [: Old English; Origin: lAwede not a priest, knowing nothing ] using rude words or movements that make you think of sex ▪ lewd comments >lewdly adv >lewdness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 lewd — [ lud ] adjective referring to sex in a rude or unpleasant way …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 lewd — (adj.) O.E. læwede nonclerical, of uncertain origin but probably ultimately from V.L. *laigo , from L. laicus (see LAY (Cf. lay) (adj.)). Sense of unlettered, uneducated (early 13c.) descended to coarse, vile, lustful by late 14c. Related:… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 lewd — lustful, lascivious, libidinous, lecherous, wanton, *licentious, libertine Analogous words: *immoral, unmoral, amoral: gross, *coarse, obscene: indecent, indelicate (see INDECOROUS) Antonyms: chaste Contrasted words: decent, pure, modest (see… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 lewd — [adj] vulgar, indecent bawdy, blue, coarse, erotic, fast*, filthy*, foul mouthed, gross*, hardcore*, immodest, immoral, improper, impure, in bad taste, incontinent, indelicate, lascivious, lecherous, libertine, libidinous, licentious, loose*,… …

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  • 10 lewd — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ crude and offensive in a sexual way. DERIVATIVES lewdly adverb lewdness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «belonging to the laity», later «belonging to the common people, vulgar»: from Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 lewd — [lo͞od] adj. [ME lewed < OE læwede, lay, unlearned < ?] 1. showing, or intended to excite, lust or sexual desire, esp. in an offensive way; lascivious 2. Obs. a) unlearned; ignorant b) unprincipled; vicious lewdly adv. lewdness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 lewd — [[t]lju͟ːd, AM lu͟ːd[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone s behaviour as lewd, you are critical of it because it is sexual in a rude and unpleasant way. Drew spends all day eyeing up the women and making lewd comments. Derived… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 lewd — adjective 1) a lewd old man Syn: lecherous, lustful, licentious, lascivious, dirty, prurient, salacious, lubricious, libidinous; debauched, depraved, degenerate, decadent, dissipated, dissolute, perverted, wanton; …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 lewd — UK [luːd] / US [lud] adjective Word forms lewd : adjective lewd comparative lewder superlative lewdest referring to sex in a rude or unpleasant way …

    English dictionary

  • 15 lewd — [[t]lud[/t]] adj. er, est 1) inclined to, characterized by, or inciting to lust or lechery; lascivious 2) obscene or indecent, as language; salacious 3) Obs. • Etymology: bef. 900; ME leud, lewed, OE lǣwede lay, unlearned lewd′ly, adv. lewd′ness …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 lewd — adjective using rude words or movements that make you think of sex: lewd comments lewdly adverb lewdness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 lewd — adjective Etymology: Middle English lewed vulgar, from Old English lǣwede laical, ignorant Date: 14th century 1. obsolete evil, wicked 2. a. sexually unchaste or licentious b. obscene, vulgar • lewdly adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 lewd — lewdly, adv. lewdness, n. /loohd/, adj. lewder, lewdest. 1. inclined to, characterized by, or inciting to lust or lechery; lascivious. 2. obscene or indecent, as language or songs; salacious. 3. Obs. a. low, ignorant, or vulgar. b. base, vile, or …

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  • 19 lewd — adjective /luːd/ Lascivious, sexually promiscuous, rude …

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  • 20 lewd — Synonyms and related words: Fescennine, Rabelaisian, animal, aphrodisiomaniacal, bawdy, blue, carnal, clitoromaniacal, coarse, concupiscent, crude, debauched, dirty, dissolute, erotic, eroticomaniacal, erotomaniacal, fast, filthy, fleshly, foul,… …

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