Definition of lechery in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈleCH(ə)rē/


Excessive or offensive sexual desire; lustfulness.
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.


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

Words that rhyme with lechery


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Syllabification: lech·er·y

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