Synonyms for lewdness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : lood
Phonetic Transcription : lud

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Définition of lewdness

Origin :
  • Old English læwede "nonclerical," of uncertain origin but probably ultimately from Vulgar Latin *laigo-, from Latin laicus (see lay (adj.)). Sense of "unlettered, uneducated" (early 13c.) descended to "coarse, vile, lustful" by late 14c. Related: Lewdly; lewdness.
  • noun indecency
Example sentences :
  • They are not the fruits of love but of a sexual union based on idleness and lewdness.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • Ye've followed him so long in lewdness that now yell follow him in conversion!
  • Extract from : « The Lion's Skin » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Messalina, wife to the emperor Claudius, infamous for her lewdness.
  • Extract from : « Dryden's Works (13 of 18): Translations; Pastorals » by John Dryden
  • And these games are reckoned devout in proportion to their lewdness.
  • Extract from : « The City of God, Volume I » by Aurelius Augustine
  • By the French and Anglo-Saxon laws, lewdness was thus punished.
  • Extract from : « La Sorcire: The Witch of the Middle Ages » by Jules Michelet
  • Lambe was notorious for the lewdness of his life and his evil habits.
  • Extract from : « Witch, Warlock, and Magician » by William Henry Davenport Adams
  • He should not give ear to a woman's voice, for the voice of a woman is lewdness.
  • Extract from : « Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala » by Various
  • That never taught him lewdness, nor the love of wine, nor the wish to reap where he had not sowed.
  • Extract from : « Essays » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • It cannot be denied, says he, that the christians of Europe are subject to two great vices, drunkenness and lewdness.
  • Extract from : « Ebrietatis Encomium » by Boniface Oinophilus
  • Lewdness is as contagious as typhus fever, and vice spreads like oil upon the water.
  • Extract from : « The Story of Malta » by Maturin M. Ballou

Antonyms for lewdness

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