Lecherous meaning

lĕch'ər-əs
Given to, characterized by, or eliciting lechery.
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Given to, characterized by, or stimulating to lechery.
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Given to excessive sexual activity and debauchery.
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Origin of lecherous

  • 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 *likkōnÄ… (“to lick"), from Proto-Indo-European *leyǵʰ- (“to lick"), equivalent to lecher +"Ž -ous. More at lick.
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