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Related to lecherousness: lustfulness


Given to, characterized by, or eliciting lechery.

lech′er·ous·ly adv.
lech′er·ous·ness n.
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intense sexual desire
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lecherousness - a strong sexual desirelecherousness - a strong sexual desire    
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy
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References in classic literature ?
The whole air and attitude of the form was one of stealthy cat-like obsequiousness; the whole expression of the face was concentrated in a wrinkled leer, compounded of cunning, lecherousness, slyness, and avarice.
Duterte's public display of lecherousness is 'acceptable' to Filipinos is to deny the fact that most Filipinos have always valued decency and modesty.
In the film, Norman uses 'Susanna' to cover the peephole through which he spies on Marion, the painting's depiction of voyeurism (and more) mirroring Norman's own lecherousness."The version that Hitchcock selected is the most graphic version you can find," Philippe said."They're not just looking at her or watching her, they're groping her, and it conveys this idea of the violation of a woman being watched." It inspired another great movie moment Martin Scorsese used the shower scene as a model for the bout between Jake LaMotta and Sugar Ray Robinson in Raging Bull, from the sprays of sweat flying across the canvas to the streams of blood shooting out of every inch of LaMotta's battered skull.