What does the word lechery mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Vicious sensuality; lewdness.

Usage examples for lechery

  1. Some few fortunate people were started on pilgrimage by being given an overpowering desire to set out, while the pleasant party who met at Madam Wanton's house, Mr. Lightmind and Mr. Love- the- flesh, with Mr. Lechery and Mrs. Filth, and passed the afternoon with music and dancing, were troubled by no divine misgivings. – Beside Still Waters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. In any case, young Africans develop early, and the lechery of the race is proverbial. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  3. And the form of his bed is of fine sapphires, bended with gold, for to make him sleep well and to refrain him from lechery; for he will not lie with his wives, but four sithes in the year, after the four seasons, and that is only for to engender children. – The-Travels-of-Sir-John-Mandeville by Mandeville, John, Sir