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Definition of "lewd" []

  • Preoccupied with sex and sexual desire; lustful. (adjective)
  • Obscene; indecent. (adjective)
  • Obsolete Wicked. (adjective)

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 "lewd" in a sentence
  • "The word lewd has appeared in 109 New York Times articles in the past year, including on July 29 in "Faces Still Alive, Centuries Later," by Roberta Smith:"
  • ""Though it should be noted that neither of those votes is directly at odds with engaging in lewd conduct in a public men's rest room.""
  • "Though it should be noted that neither of those votes is directly at odds with engaging in lewd conduct in a public men's rest room."