What is another word for lewdness?

Pronunciation: [lˈuːdnəs] (IPA)

Lewdness refers to behavior that is indecent or offensive, especially in a sexual context. Synonyms for lewdness include lasciviousness, licentiousness, immorality, obscenity, depravity, and promiscuity. Lasciviousness implies a strong desire for sexual gratification, while licentiousness refers to reckless and unrestrained behavior. Immorality denotes a violation of moral principles, and obscenity is associated with offensive language or images. Depravity suggests a state of being morally corrupt, while promiscuity refers to engaging in multiple sexual partners without commitment. While these terms can be used interchangeably with lewdness, they each have slight variations that can give more specificity to the behavior being described. By using synonyms, writers and speakers can convey the intended meaning and tone of lewd behavior in a more precise manner.

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What are the hypernyms for Lewdness?

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

What are the opposite words for lewdness?

Lewdness refers to indecent behavior or actions that are considered vulgar, obscene, or offensive. Antonyms for this word would be terms that describe modesty, decency, or morality. These could include words like purity, innocence, virtue, decency, modesty, and morality. While lewdness is often associated with sexual misconduct or promiscuity, its antonyms refer to behaviors and actions that are respectful, courteous, and appropriate. Using these words in place of lewdness can help promote positive attitudes and behaviors towards others, and foster a sense of respect and dignity for all.

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Usage examples for Lewdness

And as for words to set forth such lewdness, it is not hard for them to give a goodly and painted show thereunto, borrowed even from the praises which are proper to virtue itself.
"Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)"
Walter Scott
lewdness is as contagious as typhus fever, and vice spreads like oil upon the water.
"The Story of Malta"
Maturin M. Ballou
Now Tolstoy thinks that society, far from concurring in the scriptural condemnation of lewdness, caters systematically to the appetites of the voluptuary.
"Prophets of Dissent Essays on Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Nietzsche and Tolstoy"
Otto Heller

Famous quotes with Lewdness

  • I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind.
    John Cheever
  • There he lieth, tossing in the guilt of his lewdness, the primal lecher, neglectful of his duties to a fair wife but all too ready to plunge his sizzling steel into the slaking black mud of a base Indian.
    Anthony Burgess
  • Thou treacherous, base deserter of my flame, False to my passion, fatal to my fame, Through what mistaken magic dost thou prove So true to lewdness, so untrue to love?
    John Wilmot
  • Certainly one may, with as much reason and decency, plead for murder, robbery, lewdness, and barbarity, as for this practice: They are not more contrary to the natural dictates of Conscience, and feelings of Humanity; nay, they are all comprehended in it.
    Thomas Paine

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