Lewdly



[lood] /lud/

adjective, lewder, lewdest.
1.
inclined to, characterized by, or inciting to lust or lechery; lascivious.
2.
obscene or indecent, as language or songs; salacious.
3.
Obsolete.

/luːd/
adjective
1.
characterized by or intended to excite crude sexual desire; obscene
2.
(obsolete)

adj.

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.

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