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Definition of "lechery" []

  • Excessive indulgence in sexual activity; lewdness. (noun)
  • A lecherous act. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lechery" in a sentence
  • "In this commandment it is forbidden and defended all manner sin of the flesh which is called generally lechery, which is a right foul sin and villainous."
  • "Its reassuring to find oneself almost agreeing with Melanie again. .but: laughable as it is for this dreadful new labour hack to pretend that paying to be tied up and flogged is only depraved if you wear the wrong costume; isnt the public exposure of depravity its own kind of lechery (to paraphrase Dr Johnson)?"
  • "We didn't know Bozell kept track of that show's lechery level with such an eye for detail."