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adj. lewd·er, lewd·est
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.
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Adv.1.lewdly - in a lewd and obscene manner; "he had seen how in their dances the white men and women held one another obscenely"
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[ˈluːdlɪ] ADVlascivamente
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advanzüglich; he spoke lewdly about his amorous adventureser erzählte lüstern or in anzüglicher Weise von seinen amourösen Abenteuern
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