Lewd vs Whoremongering - What's the difference?

lewd | whoremongering |


As an adjective lewd

is lascivious, sexually promiscuous, rude.

As a noun whoremongering is

the behaviour of a whoremonger; lewd licentiousness; pimping.

lewd

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Lascivious, sexually promiscuous, rude.
  • * 2014 August 11, , " Robin Williams, Oscar-Winning Comedian, Dies at 63 in Suspected Suicide," New York Times
  • Onstage he was known for ricochet riffs on politics, social issues and cultural matters both high and low; tales of drug and alcohol abuse; lewd commentaries on relations between the sexes; and lightning-like improvisations on anything an audience member might toss at him.
  • (obsolete) Lay; not clerical.
  • * Sir J. Davies
  • So these great clerks their little wisdom show / To mock the lewd , as learn'd in this as they.
  • (obsolete) Uneducated.
  • (obsolete) Vulgar, common; typical of the lower orders.
  • * Bible, Acts xvii. 5.
  • But the Jews, which believed not, and assaulted the house of Jason.
  • * Southey
  • Too lewd to work, and ready for any kind of mischief.
  • (obsolete) Base, vile, reprehensible.
  • Anagrams

    * (l), (l)

    whoremongering

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The behaviour of a whoremonger; lewd licentiousness; pimping.