lechery

  • 1 lechery — c.1200, from O.Fr. lecherie impertinence, deceit, from lecheor (see LECHER (Cf. lecher)). The priests had excellent cause to forbid us lechery: this injunction, by reserving to them acquaintance with and absolution for these private sins, gave… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 2 Lechery — Lech er*y, n. [OE. lecherie, OF. lecherie. See {Lecher}.] 1. Free indulgence of lust; excessive indulgence in sexual relations; used mostly of men. [1913 Webster] 2. Selfish pleasure; delight. [Obs.] Massinger. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 lechery — index debauchery, obscenity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 lechery — [n] lewdness carnality, debauchery, lasciviousness, libertinism, licentiousness, lust, lustfulness, raunchiness, salaciousness, wantonness; concepts 20,709 …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 lechery — [lech′ər ē] n. pl. lecheries [ME lecherie < OFr < lecheur, LECHER] unrestrained, excessive indulgence of sexual desires; gross sensuality; lewdness …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 lechery — [[t]le̱tʃəri[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) Lechery is the behaviour of men who are only interested in women sexually. His lechery made him the enemy of every self respecting husband and father in the county …

    English dictionary

  • 7 lechery — lech|er|y [ˈletʃəri] n [U] old fashioned sexual desire or pleasure that is considered bad because it is not part of a romantic relationship ▪ There was a hint of lechery in his eyes …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 lechery — lecher ► NOUN ▪ a lecherous man. DERIVATIVES lechery noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 lechery — noun Date: 13th century inordinate indulgence in sexual activity ; lasciviousness …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 lechery — /lech euh ree/, n., pl. lecheries. 1. unrestrained or excessive indulgence of sexual desire. 2. a lecherous act. [1200 50; ME lecherie < OF. See LECHER, Y3] Syn. 1. carnality, lust, promiscuity. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 lechery — noun /ˈlɛtʃ.ər.i/ Inordinate indulgence in sexual activity. Syn: lewdness See Also: lech, lecher, lecherous …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 lechery — Synonyms and related words: animality, bawdiness, carnality, clitoromania, concupiscence, dirtiness, eroticism, eroticomania, erotomania, fleshliness, furor uterinus, goatishness, gynecomania, horniness, hysteromania, lady killing, lasciviousness …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 lechery — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. lust, debauchery, sensuality; see deSire 3 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. lewdness, lust, lasciviousness, salaciousness, carnality, *horniess, nymphomania, *dirty mindedness, *raunchiness. ANT.: chastity, purity,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 lechery — lech|er|y [ letʃəri ] noun uncount lecherous behavior …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 lechery — sb. RG. 405, 334 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 16 lechery — lech·er·y || leʃərɪ n. lewdness, lustfulness, tendency to indulge sexual desires to an excessive degree; lewd or lecherous act …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 lechery — n. Lewdness, lasciviousness, concupiscence, lust, salacity, salaciousness, lubricity, carnal desire, brutal appetite …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 lechery — noun (U) too much interest in or desire for sex …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 lechery — n indulgence, intemperance, incontinence, immoderation, self indulgence, overindulgence; profligacy, dissipation, dissolution, dissoluteness, libertinism, gallantry, debauchery, rakishness; wantonness, unrestraint, abandon, Pathol. satyriasis;… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 lechery — lech·ery …

    English syllables


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