lechery


lechery
[[t]le̱tʃəri[/t]]
N-UNCOUNT (disapproval)
Lechery is the behaviour of men who are only interested in women sexually.

His lechery made him the enemy of every self-respecting husband and father in the county.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • lechery — c.1200, from O.Fr. lecherie impertinence, deceit, from lecheor (see LECHER (Cf. lecher)). The priests had excellent cause to forbid us lechery: this injunction, by reserving to them acquaintance with and absolution for these private sins, gave… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lechery — Lech er*y, n. [OE. lecherie, OF. lecherie. See {Lecher}.] 1. Free indulgence of lust; excessive indulgence in sexual relations; used mostly of men. [1913 Webster] 2. Selfish pleasure; delight. [Obs.] Massinger. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lechery — index debauchery, obscenity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lechery — [n] lewdness carnality, debauchery, lasciviousness, libertinism, licentiousness, lust, lustfulness, raunchiness, salaciousness, wantonness; concepts 20,709 …   New thesaurus

  • lechery — [lech′ər ē] n. pl. lecheries [ME lecherie < OFr < lecheur, LECHER] unrestrained, excessive indulgence of sexual desires; gross sensuality; lewdness …   English World dictionary

  • lechery — lech|er|y [ˈletʃəri] n [U] old fashioned sexual desire or pleasure that is considered bad because it is not part of a romantic relationship ▪ There was a hint of lechery in his eyes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lechery — lecher ► NOUN ▪ a lecherous man. DERIVATIVES lechery noun …   English terms dictionary

  • lechery — noun Date: 13th century inordinate indulgence in sexual activity ; lasciviousness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lechery — /lech euh ree/, n., pl. lecheries. 1. unrestrained or excessive indulgence of sexual desire. 2. a lecherous act. [1200 50; ME lecherie < OF. See LECHER, Y3] Syn. 1. carnality, lust, promiscuity. * * * …   Universalium

  • lechery — noun /ˈlɛtʃ.ər.i/ Inordinate indulgence in sexual activity. Syn: lewdness See Also: lech, lecher, lecherous …   Wiktionary