Definition of lecherous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɛtʃ(ə)rəs/


Having or showing excessive or offensive sexual desire: she ignored his lecherous gaze
More example sentences
  • Name the types of noises your lecherous Frenchman finds hilarious.
  • Magdelene is cheerfully lecherous and unabashedly lazy (as Huff puts it in the Afterword) which means that she's not going to hustle around saving people like a superhero.
lustful, licentious, lascivious, libidinous, prurient, lewd, salacious, lubricious, debauched, dissolute, wanton, loose, fast, impure, unchaste, intemperate, dissipated, degenerate, sinful, depraved, crude, goatish;
dirty, filthy, perverted, coarse, corrupt, indecent
informal randy, horny, raunchy, pervy, naughty



Pronunciation: /ˈlɛtʃ(ə)rəsli/
Example sentences
  • She reclined in a chair, opened a copy of Playboy, grinned lecherously, and reached for her briefs.
  • The boy offered to pay a fine or whatever to get out of this, but the deputy told him there was only one way of getting out of this jam and looked lecherously at the young half-naked girl.
  • The Weasel, who may or may not be Valerie's father, lurks throughout the film, lecherously grinning and groping at the young girl.


Pronunciation: /ˈlɛtʃərəsnəs/
Example sentences
  • He lived a life of extravagance and lecherousness, and had engaged in all sorts of evil conduct.
  • Yet it lacks the wit, lecherousness or base rudeness that marks out the best of that strain of hip-hop.
  • Ryo, the main character, is perpetually hot to trot, and his lecherousness is played for laughs, but that's about it.


Middle English: from Old French lecheros, from lecheor (see lecher).

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