Definition of lewd in English:

lewd

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Pronunciation: /l(j)uːd
 
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adjective

Derivatives

lewdly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Suddenly a group of inebriated young men came bouncing along the line of parked vehicles, greeting us lewdly as they stomped great dents into the cars' roofs and bonnets.
  • Students of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies who use vulgar language and dress lewdly have been publicly chided by a senior tutor.
  • There were no signs they had broken a cafe window, behaved lewdly towards women or that there had been an attack by Leeds fans with metal bars.

lewdness

noun
More example sentences
  • They don't even complain about the lewdness and promiscuity being displayed on the so-called soap operas.
  • Official charges are public indecency and public lewdness.
  • As the member of a women's club that constantly crusades against public lewdness and drinking - the same club that got the science teacher fired - she believes that sex should never be discussed in the home.

Origin

Old English lǣwede, of unknown origin. The original sense was 'belonging to the laity'; in Middle English, 'belonging to the common people, vulgar', and later 'worthless, vile, evil', leading to the current sense.

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