Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a lewd manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a lewd manner; unlearnedly; ignorantly.
  • Vilely; viciously; wickedly.
  • Lustfully; wantonly; lasciviously.

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

  • adv. in a lewd and obscene manner

Etymologies

lewd +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Eagle, openly boasts his powers of clear scientific demonstration, in averring that he can speak "lewdly" (i.e. popularly) "to a lewd man."

    Chaucer

  • The Denver omelets called to her, glinting lewdly under heatlamps like sunbathers slathered with oil, their diced peppers festive and familiar as mardi grasbeads, the chunks of ham fingerquick pink and so blatantly shameless she felt justified salivating over them, responding to a bell being rung within her.

    Hungry

  • The Denver omelets called to her, glinting lewdly under heatlamps like sunbathers slathered with oil, their diced peppers festive and familiar as mardi gras beads, the chunks of ham fingerquick pink and so blatantly shameless she felt justified salivating over them, responding to a bell being rung within her.

    cravings

  • Though not the most characterful singer, Rowland compensates by choosing expressive, memorable songs including the lewdly pulsing All of the Night, which contains the head-scratching line: "It's going down like a basement" – why a basement?

    Kelly Rowland: Here I Am – review

  • FBI officials say they then discovered evidence that Mr. Brooks made at least two videos of himself lewdly touching children that appeared to have been recorded inside a school, according to court documents.

    Aide's Case Stuns Parents

  • This picture is lewdly anti-authority and rightly infamous for giving its characters the kind of potty-mouths that Navy men are supposed to have.

    Top 10 Military Comedies » Scene-Stealers

  • If any man and woman, not being married to each other, shall lewdly and lasciviously associate, bed and cohabit together, they shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor: Provided, that the admissions or confessions of one shall not be received in evidence against the other.

    Adultery, in many states, is still a crime

  • Editor-in-Chief Col Allen was painted as sexist and domineering -- allegedly showing a picture of a "naked man lewdly and openly displaying his penis."

    NY Post Loses Bid To Dismiss Explosive Lawsuit By Former Editor

  • She bets they never imagined, those men from Germany, from Austria, from northern Italy, that the girl they leaned over and spoke to kindly maybe even a little lewdly, the girl whose diminutive shoulders they draped their blonde-red-black haired arm around, would become a woman who knows their secrets, who writes stories about them when they were in their late prime.

    Italy, 1990

  • Taleek Brooks, 40 years old, who worked at Brooklyn elementary school P.S. 243, is accused of making at least two digital videos of himself lewdly touching children between January 2008 and January 2011.

    School Aide Faces Child Porn Charges

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