Excessive or offensive sexual desire; lustfulness.
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.
Middle English: from Old French lecherie, from lecheor (see lecher).