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lewd

 (lo͞od)
adj. lewd·er, lewd·est
1.
a. Preoccupied with sex and sexual desire; lustful.
b. Obscene; indecent.
2. Obsolete Wicked.

[Middle English leued, unlearned, lay, lascivious, from Old English lǣwede, ignorant, lay.]

lewd′ly adv.
lewd′ness n.

lewd

(luːd)
adj
1. characterized by or intended to excite crude sexual desire; obscene
2. obsolete
a. wicked
b. ignorant
[C14: from Old English lǣwde lay, ignorant; see lay3]
ˈlewdly adv
ˈlewdness n

lewd

(lud)

adj. -er, -est.
1. inclined to, characterized by, or inciting to lust or lechery; lascivious.
2. obscene or indecent, as language; salacious.
3. Obs.
[before 900; Middle English leud, lewed, Old English lǣwede lay, unlearned]
lewd′ly, adv.
lewd′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lewd - suggestive of or tending to moral looseness; "lewd whisperings of a dirty old man"; "an indecent gesture"; "obscene telephone calls"; "salacious limericks"
dirty - (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; "dirty words"; "a dirty old man"; "dirty books and movies"; "boys telling dirty jokes"; "has a dirty mouth"
2.lewd - driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires; "libidinous orgies"
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"

lewd

adjective indecent, obscene, vulgar, dirty, blue, loose, vile, pornographic, wicked, wanton, X-rated (informal), profligate, bawdy, salacious, impure, lascivious, smutty, lustful, libidinous, licentious, unchaste He spends all his day eyeing up women and making lewd comments.

lewd

adjective
1. Feeling or devoted to sexual love or desire:
2. Offensive to accepted standards of decency:
Slang: raunchy.
Translations

lewd

[luːd] ADJ (lewder (compar) (lewdest (superl))) [person] → lascivo; [song, story] → verde, colorado (LAm)

lewd

[ˈluːd] adj [person, behaviour] → impudique

lewd

adj (+er)unanständig; (= lustful)lüstern; remarkanzüglich; joke, songunanständig, anstößig, anzüglich; imaginationschmutzig; don’t be lewdwerd nicht anzüglich

lewd

[luːd] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) → osceno/a

lewd

a. lujurioso-a, deshonesto-a, libidinoso-a, obsceno-a.
References in classic literature ?
BELIAL came last, then whom a Spirit more lewd Fell not from Heaven, or more gross to love Vice for it self: To him no Temple stood Or Altar smoak'd; yet who more oft then hee In Temples and at Altars, when the Priest Turns Atheist, as did ELY'S Sons, who fill'd With lust and violence the house of God.
If we were told that such a man, so honoured, and so honourable, suddenly casting away regard for his character, his vows, his brethren, and his prospects, had associated to himself a Jewish damsel, wandered in this lewd company, through solitary places, defended her person in preference to his own, and, finally, was so utterly blinded and besotted by his folly, as to bring her even to one of our own Preceptories, what should we say but that the noble knight was possessed by some evil demon, or influenced by some wicked spell?
I made his honour my most humble acknowledgments for the good opinion he was pleased to conceive of me, but assured him at the same time, "that my birth was of the lower sort, having been born of plain honest parents, who were just able to give me a tolerable education; that nobility, among us, was altogether a different thing from the idea he had of it; that our young noblemen are bred from their childhood in idleness and luxury; that, as soon as years will permit, they consume their vigour, and contract odious diseases among lewd females; and when their fortunes are almost ruined, they marry some woman of mean birth, disagreeable person, and unsound constitution (merely for the sake of money), whom they hate and despise.
Of Hercules, him of the many labours, it is said that he was lewd and luxurious.
I went out of the tavern straight home, confused and troubled, and the next night I went out again with the same lewd intentions, still more furtively, abjectly and miserably than before, as it were, with tears in my eyes--but still I did go out again.
During the operation he did not fail to utter comminations which, though broken, had a sense in them; while stigmatizing me as the treacherous spawn of a perfidious country, he, in the same breath, anathematized Zoraide Reuter; he termed her "femme sotte et vicieuse," who, in a fit of lewd caprice, had thrown herself away on an unprincipled adventurer; directing the point of the last appellation by a furious blow, obliquely aimed at me.
You would be amazed," says an old writer already quoted, "if you saw how lewd these peddlers are when they return; how they feast and game, and how prodigal they are, not only in their clothes, but upon their sweethearts.
He knew what the fakirs of the Taksali Gate were like when they talked among themselves, and copied the very inflection of their lewd disciples.
He had scoffed; he had wantonly associated with the reckless and the lewd.
It was a strange life, dark and tortured, in which men and women showed to remorseless eyes the evil that was in their hearts: a fair face concealed a depraved mind; the virtuous used virtue as a mask to hide their secret vice, the seeming-strong fainted within with their weakness; the honest were corrupt, the chaste were lewd.
Still I wish they were not there, and I hope the time will come when the beast-man will be so far subdued and tamed in us that the memory of him in literature shall be left to perish; that what is lewd and ribald in the great poets shall be kept out of such editions as are meant for general reading, and that the pedant-pride which now perpetuates it as an essential part of those poets shall no longer have its way.
Hook let his cloak slip softly to the ground, and then biting his lips till a lewd blood stood on them, he stepped into the tree.