Definitions

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  • n. The property of being lecherous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an inclination to excessive indulgence in sexual activity; habitually developing a strong sexual arousal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being lecherous.

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

  • n. a strong sexual desire

Etymologies

lecherous +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Later, at GM's soirée, we see her lifted into arching overhead displays, examined with connoisseurial lecherousness, fondled, tasted and fetishised.

    Manon – review

  • In the case of men, it's a Viagra-induced, satyr-like lecherousness (as in Peter O'Toole's last, pathetic movie); in the case of women, a post-menopausal horniness.

    Adam Hanft: What Happened to "Seventy is the New Fifty?" -- Americans Less Likely to Support a Presidential Candidate in Their 70s than a Non-College Educated Drug User

  • 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.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • Our heroine is constantly in the danger of being raped by rake Caspar, who already has strangled a wife - you know, Vincents sister - , the looming wedding night is milked for all lecherousness there can be, and the resigned acceptance of our heroine of this nutty marriage is off-putting, to say the least.

    Sandra Shulman: The Brides of Devil´s Leap

  • Surely, "Playboy's" legacy is more lecherousness than liberation.

    CNN Transcript Sep 28, 2007

  • Then Hjalte bade her come closer, as though he would speak to her more privately; and, resenting that she needed a successor to his love, he cut off her nose and made her unsightly, punishing the utterance of that wanton question with a shameful wound, and thinking that the lecherousness of her soul ought to be cooled by outrage to her face.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

  • They brought gin and a new lecherousness and deadly ills and novel superstitions, and found a people ready for their wares.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • October 25, 1555, at the age of fifty-five, worn out prematurely with lecherousness, gormandizing, lust of power, and recent defeats, Charles

    A Hero and Some Other Folks

  • 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.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • That atmosphere and the lecherousness of the director - they have nothing to do with my personal experience.

    latimes.com - News

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