lechery


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lech·er·y

 (lĕch′ə-rē)
n. pl. lech·er·ies
1. Excessive interest in or indulgence in sexual activity.
2. A lecherous act.

lechery

(ˈlɛtʃərɪ)
n, pl -eries
unrestrained and promiscuous sexuality

lech•er•y

(ˈlɛtʃ ə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. unrestrained indulgence of sexual desire.
2. a lecherous act.
[1200–50; < Old French lecherie]

lechery

immoderate indulgence of sexual desire; lewd and lustful behavior. — lecher, lecherer, n. — lecherous, adj.
See also: Sex
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lechery - unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"

lechery

Translations

lechery

[ˈletʃərɪ] Nlascivia f, lujuria f

lechery

nLüsternheit f, → Geilheit f; his reputation for lecherysein Ruf mals Wüstling

lechery

[ˈlɛtʃərɪ] nlascivia
References in classic literature ?
slow to wrath, and prone to lechery (to love, I would say), it
In London, some 360 male businessmen, politicians, financiers and high society movers and shakers, engaged in a debaucherous evening of lechery and groping under the guise of fund-raising for charitable causes.
Nationally known feminists rationalized Bill Clinton's odious behavior because his politics appeared virtuous; fellow celebrities defended film director Roman Polanski's escape to Europe from an underage rape conviction because he was, after all, a great artist; for the same reason film critics ignored Woody Allen's lechery on screen with such teenage actresses as Mariel Hemingway and Juliette Lewis--as well as his scandalous behavior with his partner Mia Farrow's daughter.
There's low-level lechery on every street, on the bus, on the train.
LATE NIGHTS AND LECHERY IN THE LOBBY - Pages 34&35
And we stand with our two colleagues in denouncing your crass display of lechery and misogyny.
Achilles Massahos was a strong Uncle Willie, with a touching mix of lechery and familiar love.
By the turn of the seventeenth century, luxury was understood to mean more than simply lust or lechery but "an excessive appetite for commercial goods," and as Scott so convincingly argues, urban literature "negotiated luxury as both [these] things at once, and always in relation to the processes of profusion, softening, transformation and delusion that characterize classical luxuria" (101).
Prisons were associated with toxic enclosed spaces, rot, and, in Dekker and Webster's Westward Ho, also with the stenches of lechery and tobacco.
The scenes of debauchery, the abduction of Gilda and the sordid end she chooses in order to save the Duke she loves despite his lechery, take place on a set consisting of two turrets and a walkway which represent in turn the Duke's castle, Rigoletto and his daughter's modest home, or the somewhat shady auberge.
But the anti-Hollywood critics and the tabloid press at the time effectively turned Rappe into the victim in a Victorian melodrama with Hollywood lechery personified in the villainous figure of Fatty Arbuckle.
More precisely, behind the fences of the Potemkin village which was created to impress, there is poverty and lechery.