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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.

    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. [Archaic]

    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.

  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.

    Syn: Lustful; libidinous; licentious; profligate; dissolute; sensual; unchaste; impure; lascivious; lecherous; rakish; debauched. -- Lewd"ly, adv. -- Lewd"ness, n.


a. (en-comparative of: lewd)

Usage examples of "lewder".

Men were hooting and catcalling, egging the girls to do lewder and lewder things.

The suspenders of both strained twixt stocking tops and corsets, thus somehow giving to the view an even lewder appearance of voluptuousness.

There were, of course, other, lewder whispers, but these only amused the queen.

Antoine watched the crowd as they hooted and imitated the dancer’s lewder movements, a familiar wave of contempt passing through him.

Norman Paperman had in his time taken part in many a steamy brawl, and had seen much lewder displays than Delphine's.