LEWD, LEWDNESS. The Heb. word zimmâ means a plan, purpose or scheme shading off into a wicked thought or device, especially with reference to sexual unchastity (Jdg 20:6; Jer 13:27; Ezk 16:27, 43, 58; 22:9, 11; Hos 6:9).Gr. ponēros means evil in the sense of physical or moral evil. It is rendered
hedonism. The ethical doctrine which maintains that the proper end of all moral action is pleasure (Gk. ἡδονή, ‘pleasure’). It thus closely resembles *Utilitarianism (q.v.). It is also known, esp. by Continental moral philosophers, as ‘Eudaemonism’ (Gk. εὐδαιμονία, ‘true well-being’). The title
LEWD, LEWDNESS (Heb. zimmâ, etc., “badness”). Evil or wicked in a moral sense, licentiousness (Judg. 20:6; Ezek. 16:43, 58; etc.). The word is also used once in Hos. 2:10 and refers to the “parts of shame” (Heb. nablût).
SENSUALITY (Gk. ˓aselgeia, that which “excites disgust”; the term does not appear in the KJV, the Gk. term usually being given there as “lasciviousness”). Unbridled lust, licentiousness, lasciviousness, wantonness. It is included in the list of evil products named by our Lord (Mark 7:22), and is included
Lewdness—(Acts 18:14), villany or wickedness, not lewdness in the modern sense of the word. The word “lewd” is from the Saxon, and means properly “ignorant,” “unlearned,” and hence low, vicious (Acts 17:5).
LEWDNESS — preoccupation with sex and sexual desire; lust (Judg. 20:6; Hos. 2:10; 6:9; Rom. 13:13). The Hebrew word translated as “lewdness” means an evil plan, purpose, or scheme; a wicked thought, especially with reference to sexual unchastity; ideas and practices that are indecent and disgraceful.
hedonism. A widely held theory of value that declares that *pleasure is the highest *intrinsic value. Hedonism asserts that pleasure is always *good for its own sake, whereas pain is always bad, and that pleasure is the only thing that is good for its own sake, whereas pain is the only thing intrinsically
LEWDNESS Lust; sexual unchastity; licentiousness. Lewdness sometimes refers to an especially heinous crime: brutal gang rape resulting in murder (Judg. 19:25–27); murder by priests (Hos. 6:9); any vicious crime (Acts 18:14). Most often lewdness is used figuratively for idolatry (Jer. 11:15; 13:27; Ezek.
Hedonism. From the Greek hēdonē (pleasure). Hedonism comprises all those ethical theories that identify the moral goal as happiness. The ancient Cyrenaics assumed that accurate foresight of pleasurable or painful results of actions constituted wisdom; later they emphasized present pleasure as the result
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HEDONISM. The view that pleasure is the highest or only good. Modern philosophy divides hedonism into psychological and ethical types, each capable of taking diverse forms and being combined in various ways. Psychological hedonism tends to emphasize the natural inevitability of pleasure seeking while