Definition of "leprous" []

  • Having leprosy. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or resembling leprosy. (adjective)
  • Biology Having or consisting of loose, scurfy scales. (adjective)
  • Having leprosy (adjective)

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  • Relating to or resembling leprosy (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "leprous" in a sentence
  • "What child now dares lose themselves among these rasping ghouls, whose shrouds come peeling off in leprous strips?"
  • "It is in fact a peculiarly rapid decay caused by a kind of leprous growth which nothing can arrest."
  • "Treat as leprous anyone who doesn't make you happy as in get you Famous."