lewdness


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Related to lewdness: dross, uncleanness, Droß

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lewdness - the trait of behaving in an obscene mannerlewdness - the trait of behaving in an obscene manner
indecency - the quality of being indecent
smuttiness, dirtiness - obscenity in speech or writing

lewdness

lewdness

noun
Translations

lewdness

[ˈluːdnɪs] Nlascivia f; [of song, story] → lo verde

lewdness

n (= being indecent)Anstößigkeit f, → Unanständigkeit f; (= being lustful)Lüsternheit f; (of remark)Anzüglichkeit f; (of imagination)Schmutzigkeit f

lewdness

[ˈluːdnɪs] noscenità

lewdness

n. lujuria, impudicia, sensualidad, lascivia.
References in classic literature ?
There is not, indeed, a greater error than that which universally prevails among the vulgar, who, borrowing their opinion from some ignorant satirists, have affixed the character of lewdness to these times.
Perhaps my master might refine a little in these speculations, which he had drawn from what he observed himself, or had been told him by others; however, I could not reflect without some amazement, and much sorrow, that the rudiments of lewdness, coquetry, censure, and scandal, should have place by instinct in womankind.
You have touched upon a subject, senor canon," observed the curate here, "that has awakened an old enmity I have against the plays in vogue at the present day, quite as strong as that which I bear to the books of chivalry; for while the drama, according to Tully, should be the mirror of human life, the model of manners, and the image of the truth, those which are presented now-a-days are mirrors of nonsense, models of folly, and images of lewdness.
The worst of lewd literature is that it seems to give a sanction to lewdness in the life, and that inexperience takes this effect for reality: that is the danger and the harm, and I think the fact ought not to be blinked.
His art never taught him lewdness, nor the love of wine, nor the wish to reap where he had not sowed.
A community pastor, accused of lewdness and indecent exposure with a naked man bound in his car, has refuted those charges, claiming that police misunderstood what happened.
In the past, NBC had delisted songs like Shakiti Bobo, Don't Stop, official visual of Wo, Wavy Level from Nigeria's airwaves on different claims of promotion of vulgarity, lewdness, nudity, drugs among others.
Any lewdness or crudeness will be stamped out at the earliest opportunity.
It is a high visibility presence, walking through the train and making sure the families feel safe and any lewdness or crudeness is stamped out at the earliest opportunity.
Supporters also argued that "animal sex abuse occurs in private, and public lewdness laws are ineffective" to combat the crime.
She finally spots him as he's kicked out of work, charged with slander, lewdness and drunkenness before being nailed to the stocks by his ear.
1--MAINTAINING A PLACE OF PROSTITUTION, LEWDNESS, OR ASSIGNATION