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synonyms for bawdy

  • erotic
  • lewd
  • obscene
  • off-color
  • ribald
  • rude
  • blue
  • gross
  • cheap
  • coarse
  • indecent
  • indecorous
  • indelicate
  • lascivious
  • lecherous
  • libidinous
  • licentious
  • lustful
  • prurient
  • risqué
  • salacious
  • suggestive
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antonyms for bawdy

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  • clean
  • decent
  • moral
  • nice
  • chaste
  • proper
  • virginal
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Starring Dev Patel, The Green Knight is a swashbuckling tale of adventure, to be sure — but it feels dragged out of the mists of time, uncanny spirits and a touch of the rude and bawdy still clinging to the edges.
THE GREEN KNIGHT IS GLORIOUS AND A LITTLE BAFFLING. LET’S UNTANGLE IT.ALISSA WILKINSONJULY 30, 2021VOX
Warren’s bawdy comedy was tame by the profanity-laced standards of today, but it was considered so outrageous for its time — especially coming from a woman — that she was effectively banned from television and radio.
RUSTY WARREN, WHOSE RACY JOKES ABOUT SEX MADE HER A ’60S COMEDY STAR, DIES AT 91MATT SCHUDELMAY 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Four engravings and at least six pamphlets, all focusing on the bawdy house story, were shortly in circulation.
A LETTER FROM MR. CIBBER TO MR. POPECOLLEY CIBBER
Eight men marched one evening into Llanyglo, bawling a bawdy chorus, with Sam Kerr showing the way.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
"That was Belle Cora, who keeps that bawdy house up town," Nesbitt volunteered.
PORT O' GOLDLOUIS JOHN STELLMAN
A riotous twenty years in night saloons and bawdy houses had left him a kindly, choleric, and respected newspaper figure.
ERIK DORNBEN HECHT
A long-faced virgin trapped in a bawdy house and calling in valiant tones for a glass of lemonade.
ERIK DORNBEN HECHT
The mates own stories were usually bawdy; he always prefaced them with some unmanageable hilarity, which impeded his start.
THE SEA AND THE JUNGLEH. M. TOMLINSON
And I my selfe know certaine bawdy Marchants, amongst whom peradventure one will give us summes of gold for her.
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