lecherously, adv.lecherousness, n.
/lech"euhr euhs/, adj.
1. given to or characterized by lechery; lustful.
2. erotically suggestive; inciting to lust: lecherous photographs.
[1275-1325; ME < MF lechereus. See LECHER, -OUS]

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