What is another word for lechery?

Pronunciation: [lˈɛt͡ʃəɹi] (IPA)

Lechery is a term that refers to excessive or unrestrained sexual desire. When looking for synonyms to lechery, one can consider words such as lust, desire, passion, sensuality, lasciviousness, and eroticism. These words all describe a strong sexual appetite that is often considered immoral or excessive. Other synonyms for lechery that can be used include debauchery, promiscuity, licentiousness, carnality, and hedonism. These words suggest a lack of restraint and a willingness to indulge in sexual pleasure without moral or ethical considerations. While these words may have negative connotations, they accurately convey the meaning of lechery and can be useful in describing characters or situations in literature or dialogue.

Synonyms for Lechery:

What are the hypernyms for Lechery?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Lechery?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for lechery?

Lechery is a synonym for lust, debauchery, and licentiousness. But when it comes to antonyms, the more wholesome and virtuous the word, the better. Words that come to mind when thinking of antonyms for lechery include: 1. Chastity - The state of being pure and abstinent from sexual relations, usually related to religious or ethical reasons. 2. Modesty - The quality of being reserved and avoiding vanity or boasting, particularly in behavior, dress or speech. 3. Decency - Proper behavior, speech or dress that conforms to social conventions and accepted standards of conduct. 4. Virtue - Moral uprightness, goodness, and righteous behavior, particularly in the face of temptation. 5. Honor - Respect and admiration earned through admirable achievements, character, and behavior.

What are the antonyms for Lechery?

Usage examples for Lechery

I will go straight to him, and follow him still: Say as he saith, be it good or ill; And sith these bawds get good provoking lechery, I trust flattery shall speed as well as bawdry.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I."
R. Dodsley
For Paul did Christ's people great villainy, And Peter at the passion forsook Christ thrice, And Magdalene lived long in lechery, And St Thomas believed not in the resurrection: And yet these to Christ are darlings dear, And now be saints in heaven clear.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I."
R. Dodsley
When faith failes in Priestes sawes, And Lords hestes are holden for lawes, And robberie is tane for purchase, And lechery for solace Then shall the Realme of Albion Be brought to great confusion.
"The Arte of English Poesie"
George Puttenham

Famous quotes with Lechery

  • Of all the horrid brutalities of our age, I know of none so horrid as those that are sanctioned and defended by marriage. Night after night, there are thousands of rapes committed, under cover of this accursed license; and millions—yes I say it boldly, knowing whereof I speak—millions of poor, heart broken, suffering wives are compelled to minister to the lechery of insatiable husbands, when every instinct of body and sentiment of soul revolts in lathing and disgust.... The world has got to be startled from this pretense into realizing that there is nothing else now existing among pretendedly enlightened nations, except marriage, that invests men with the right to debauch women, sexually, against their wills, yet marriage is held to be synonymous with morality! I say, eternal damnation, sink such morality! ...
    Victoria Woodhull
  • And you, amiable debauchees, you who since youth have known no limits but those of your desires and who have been governed by your caprices alone, study the cynical Dolmancé, proceed like him and go as far as he if you too would travel the length of those flowered ways your lechery prepares for you; in Dolmancé's academy be at last convinced it is only by exploring and enlarging the sphere of his tastes and whims, it is only by sacrificing everything to the senses' pleasure that this individual, who never asked to be cast into this universe of woe, that this poor creature who goes under the name of Man, may be able to sow a smattering of roses atop the thorny path of life.
    Marquis de Sade
  • Already I am no longer looked at with lechery or love.
    Gwendolyn Brooks
  • …the sin of gluttony, also the sin of lecherous intent toward an honourable and high-placed matron….But more sin is to come, and that sin a double one, namely of lechery in act, perhaps venial in the young but by no means to be condoned, and of adultery, which Saint John saith shall be punished by fire for the act and brimstone for the stink of the ordure of the partners in that sin….She is but a heathen….With the instinct of her kind she knoweth the best and most secret places for lechery….thou are bent on sin, the act of darkness….On her breath is no honey but the smell of strong drink, the potent mingling of barley and juniper in deadly ferment….One man is from the Antipodes but, contrary to the superstition of the vulgar, he is like other men….It is he who seeth the cabin where thy lust worketh itself out, he remembereth lewd advice of the charioteer of Cathay….approacheth on tiptoe the sound of beastly gratification….Lust croucheth now above in the rooftree, his wings fearfully foldeth….But in his rage he spareth not her, calling her Jezebel and harlot….
    Anthony Burgess
  • I take my title from the name the Jews have traditionally given the Roman Empire. You may expect to meet all manner of wickedness in what follows - pork-eating, lechery, adultery, bigamy, sodomy, bestiality, the most ingenious varieties of cruelty, assassination, the worship of false gods and the sin of being uncircumcised.
    Anthony Burgess

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