Excessive or offensive sexual desire; lustfulness: the vice of lechery
More example sentences
- What motivates Maurice is not lechery but a yearning envy of Jessie's youth and a longing for his own.
- His film is colorful, but the lecheries and jokes ‘are small and random.’
- His portraits of country people and their rituals, their hypocrisies and lecheries are certain to remind readers of Edward Arlington Robinson, Robert Frost and Edgar Lee Masters.
lust, lustfulness, licentiousness, lasciviousness, lewdness, salaciousness, libertinism, libidinousness, debauchery, dissoluteness, wantonness, intemperance, dissipation, degeneracy, depravity, impurity, unchastity, immorality, looseness, immodesty; promiscuity, carnality, womanizing, rakishness; sensuality, sensualness, sexual desire, desire, sexual appetite, libido
Middle English: from Old French lecherie, from lecheor (see lecher).