Lickerishly
Lickerish Lick"er*ish, a. [Cf. {Lecherous}.] 1. Eager; craving; urged by desire; eager to taste or enjoy; greedy. ``The lickerish palate of the glutton.'' --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

2. Tempting the appetite; dainty. ``Lickerish baits, fit to insnare a brute.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Lecherous; lustful. --Robert of Brunne. [1913 Webster] -- {Lick"er*ish*ly}, adv. -- {Lick"er*ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • lickerishly — adverb see lickerish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lickerishly — See lickerish. * * * …   Universalium

  • lickerishly — lick·er·ish·ly …   English syllables

  • lickerishly — adverb see lickerish * * * lickˈerishly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑lickerish …   Useful english dictionary

  • lickerish — lickerishly, adv. lickerishness, n. /lik euhr ish/, adj. Archaic. 1. fond of and eager for choice food. 2. greedy; longing. 3. lustful; lecherous. Also, liquorish. [1300 50; ME liker(ous) pleasing to the taste, lit., to a licker (see …   Universalium

  • lickerish — adjective Etymology: alteration of lickerous, from Middle English likerous, probably modification of Anglo French *lekerous, lecherus lecherous, from lechur lecher Date: 14th century 1. greedy, desirous 2. obsolete tempting to the appetite 3.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lickerishness — See lickerishly. * * * …   Universalium

  • lickerish — [ lɪkərɪʃ] adjective 1》 lecherous. 2》 W. Indian or archaic fond of eating; greedy. Derivatives lickerishly adverb Origin C15: alt. of obs. lickerous, from an Anglo Norman Fr. var. of OFr. lecheros (see lecherous) …   English new terms dictionary

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