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lecherous

[lech-er-uh s] /ˈlɛtʃ ər əs/
adjective
1.
given to or characterized by lechery; lustful.
2.
erotically suggestive; inciting to lust:
lecherous photographs.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Middle French lechereus. See lecher, -ous
Related forms
lecherously, adverb
lecherousness, noun
unlecherous, adjective
unlecherously, adverb
unlecherousness, noun
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  • lecherous readers who photographed it were rewarded with additional pictures.
  • And without fail, hordes of lecherous suits line up with their cameras.
  • They would accept that children are fair play for lecherous adults, even once modestly talented ones.
  • Regis hotel, where he held lecherous court over a coterie of ingénues.
British Dictionary definitions for lecherous

lecherous

/ˈlɛtʃərəs/
adjective
1.
characterized by or inciting lechery
Derived Forms
lecherously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for lecherous
adj.

c.1300, probably from lecher + -ous; or else from rare Old French lecheros. Related: Lecherously; lecherousness.

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