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Of or characteristic of whores or a whore; lewd.

whor′ish·ly adv.
whor′ish·ness n.
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(ˈhɔr ɪʃ, ˈhoʊr-; often ˈhʊər-)

having the character or characteristics of a whore; lewd.
whor′ish•ness, n.
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Marked by an absence of conventional restraint in sexual behavior; sexually unrestrained:
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