Lewd

Definition of Lewd

Pronunciation: lūd
a.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. J. Davies.
2.Belonging to the lower classes, or the rabble; idle and lawless; bad; vicious.
But the Jews, which believed not, . . . took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, . . . and assaulted the house of Jason.
- Acts xvii. 5.
Too lewd to work, and ready for any kind of mischief.
- Southey.
3.Given to the promiscuous indulgence of lust; dissolute; lustful; libidinous.
4.Suiting, or proceeding from, lustfulness; involving unlawful sexual desire; as, lewd thoughts, conduct, or language.

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