Lickerishness
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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  • lickerishness — noun see lickerish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lickerishness — See lickerishly. * * * …   Universalium

  • lickerishness — lick·er·ish·ness …   English syllables

  • lickerishness — noun see lickerish …   Useful english dictionary

  • τενθεία — τενθείᾱ , τενθεία lickerishness fem nom/voc/acc dual τενθείᾱ , τενθεία lickerishness fem nom/voc sg (attic doric aeolic) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • Likerous — Lik er*ous (l[i^]k [ e]r*[u^]s), a., Likerousness Lik er*ous*ness, n.[Obs.] See {Lickerish}, {Lickerishness}. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Likerousness — Likerous Lik er*ous (l[i^]k [ e]r*[u^]s), a., Likerousness Lik er*ous*ness, n.[Obs.] See {Lickerish}, {Lickerishness}. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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

  • animality — Synonyms and related words: Adam, Animalia, Gothicism, Neanderthalism, acuteness, and fish, animal kingdom, animal life, animalism, atrociousness, atrocity, barbarism, barbarity, barbarousness, bawdiness, beastliness, beasts, beasts of field,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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