Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Given to, characterized by, or eliciting lechery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. given to excessive sexual activity and debauchery

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a lecher; addicted to lewdness; excessively lustful; -- used mostly of men

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sensual; prone to indulge in sensuality; lustful; lewd.
  • Provoking lust.
  • Synonyms See list under lascivious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. given to excessive indulgence in sexual activity

Etymologies

From Middle English lecherous, licherous, from Old French *lecherous (attested in Old French lecherousement ("lecherously")), from Old French lecherie, licherie ("gluttony, sensuality, lewdness, lechery"), from Old French lecher, lechier, lekier, lescher ("to lick, live in gluttony or sensuality"), from Old Frankish *lekkōn (“to lick”), from Proto-Germanic *likkōnan (“to lick”), from Proto-Indo-European *leyǵʰ- (“to lick”), equivalent to lecher +‎ -ous. More at lick. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • - Take oaf yir clathes then, let me see the goods, Mary rasped in lecherous cheer.

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  • Lord Keltenton was known as a lecherous, depraved, ill-mannered rogue with an unfortunate habit of belching in public.

    The Seduction Of Sara

  • When I recalled his lecherous looks and her wanton meaning glances I was tempted to destroy myself in misery and despair.

    The Hand in the Dark

  • That sudden shedding of her clobber just when she'd been pretending that she'd have to be coaxed or ravished, is the kind of lecherous trick that wins my heart every time, and when we came to grips she behaved like the demented stoat aforesaid.

    Watershed

  • Perhaps in the future, you should avoid putting 'lecherous' and 'pull list' in the same paragraph.

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  • Lunch, as opposed to dinner or party, so as to avoid the kind of lecherous, drunken, fesses-photocopying debauchery that typically goes on during office Christmas parties where Brits are involved.

    tasty torture

  • Several turbulent years followed, first in the home of a white couple where the husband turned out to be "lecherous," Ms. Allen recalled.

    BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

  • It didn't occur to him to be "lecherous" or even fretting about what might happen if he did such a thing, he simply did it to save Taiga's face.

    Anime Nano!

  • He grimaced against a renewal of his earlier lecherous aches.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Let him live with the consequences of his lecherous behavior.

    Jenny Sanford files for divorce

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