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Having or showing excessive or offensive sexual desire.‘she ignored his lecherous gaze’
lustful, licentious, lascivious, libidinous, prurient, lewd, salacious, lubricious, debauched, dissolute, wanton, loose, fast, impure, unchaste, intemperate, dissipated, degenerate, sinful, depraved, crude, goatishView synonyms
- ‘Name the types of noises your lecherous Frenchman finds hilarious.’
- ‘Magdelene is cheerfully lecherous and unabashedly lazy (as Huff puts it in the Afterword) which means that she's not going to hustle around saving people like a superhero.’
Middle English: from Old French lecheros, from lecheor (see lecher).
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