lewd

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈluːd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/lud/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(lo̅o̅d)

Inflections of 'lewd' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
lewder
adj comparative
lewdest
adj superlative

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
lewd /lud/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -er, -est. 
  1. sexually crude;
    lustful:lewd behavior.
  2. obscene or indecent:lewd gestures.
lewd•ly, adv. 
lewd•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
lewd  (lo̅o̅d),USA pronunciation adj.  -er, -est. 
  1. inclined to, characterized by, or inciting to lust or lechery;
    lascivious.
  2. obscene or indecent, as language or songs;
    salacious.
  3. [Obs.]
    • low, ignorant, or vulgar.
    • base, vile, or wicked, esp. of a person.
    • bad, worthless, or poor, esp. of a thing.
lewdly, adv. 
lewdness, n. 
  • Middle English leud, lewed, Old English lǣwede lay, unlearned bef. 900

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
lewd /luːd/ adj
  1. characterized by or intended to excite crude sexual desire; obscene
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old English lǣwde lay, ignorant; see lay³

ˈlewdly adv ˈlewdness n
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