Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Lustful; licentious.

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Usage examples "lewd":

  1. All the rest was make- believe, save the unpleasing fact that two young and beautiful girls were left helpless in the hands of a number of unprincipled libertines such as followed the lead set by Carr, the Scottish page, and maintained, in later years, by " Steenie" and " Baby Charles" in a lewd and dissolute court. - "The Great Mogul", Louis Tracy.
  2. Yet he loved suggestive and lewd speech. - "The Man Shakespeare", Frank Harris.
  3. But my Lord and I having intelligence thereof, apprehended four or fyve of the chief conspirators, who are in Newgate, and stand indicted of their lewd demeanours. - "Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592", Arthur Acheson.