[syn: lascivious, lewd, libidinous, lustful]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lewd \Lewd\ (l[=u]d), a. [Compar. Lewder (-[~e]r); superl.
Lewdest.] [OE. lewed, lewd, lay, ignorant, vile, AS.
l[=ae]wed laical, belonging to the laity.]
1. Not clerical; laic; laical; hence, unlearned; simple.
For if a priest be foul, on whom we trust,
No wonder is a lewed man to rust. --Chaucer.
So these great clerks their little wisdom show
To mock the lewd, as learn'd in this as they. --Sir.
2. Belonging to the lower classes, or the rabble; idle and
lawless; bad; vicious. [Archaic] --Chaucer.
But the Jews, which believed not, . . . took unto
them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, . . .
and assaulted the house of Jason. --Acts xvii.
Too lewd to work, and ready for any kind of
3. Given to the promiscuous indulgence of lust; dissolute;
lustful; libidinous. --Dryden.
4. Suiting, or proceeding from, lustfulness; involving
unlawful sexual desire; as, lewd thoughts, conduct, or
Syn: Lustful; libidinous; licentious; profligate; dissolute;
sensual; unchaste; impure; lascivious; lecherous;
rakish; debauched. -- Lewd"ly, adv. -- Lewd"ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: suggestive of or tending to moral looseness; "lewd
whisperings of a dirty old man"; "an indecent gesture";
"obscene telephone calls"; "salacious limericks" [syn:
lewd, obscene, raunchy, salacious]
2: driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful
desires; "libidinous orgies" [syn: lascivious, lewd,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
80 Moby Thesaurus words for "lewd":
Fescennine, Rabelaisian, animal, aphrodisiomaniacal, bawdy, blue,
carnal, clitoromaniacal, coarse, concupiscent, crude, debauched,
dirty, dissolute, erotic, eroticomaniacal, erotomaniacal, fast,
filthy, fleshly, foul, foul-mouthed, foul-spoken, foul-tongued,
fulsome, goatish, gross, gynecomaniacal, hircine, horny, hot,
hysteromaniacal, improper, impure, incontinent, indecent,
indelicate, ithyphallic, lascivious, lecherous, libertine,
libidinous, licentious, lickerish, lubricious, lubricous, lurid,
lustful, nasty, nymphomaniacal, obscene, offensive, pornographic,
priapic, prurient, randy, raunchy, raw, ribald, rude, ruttish,
salacious, satyric, satyrical, scurrile, scurrilous, sensual,
sexual, sexy, smoking-room, smutty, suggestive, sultry, unchaste,
unclean, unprintable, unrepeatable, unvirtuous, vile, wild