salacious


salacious
I adjective bawdy, carnal, coarse, concupiscent, corrupt, debauched, depraved, dirty, dissolute, erotic, Fescennine, filthy, foul, free, goatish, gross, immoral, impure, incontinent, indecent, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libertine, libidinous, licentious, lickerish, lickerous, loose, lurid, lustful, obscene, offensive, Paphian, polluted, pornographic, profligate, provocative, prurient, ribald, risque, ruttish, satyric, satyrical, scabrous, scarlet, scrofulous, scurrile, scurrilous, sensual, sexy, shameful, shameless, sinful, smutty, spicy, suggestive, titillating, unblushing, unbowdlerized, unchaste, unclean, unexpurgated, unprintable, unvirtuous, virtueless, wanton II index depraved, dissolute, immoral, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, lurid, obscene, prurient, scurrilous, suggestive (risqué)

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  • Salacious — can refer to: *Having lust *Salacious B. Crumb, a minor character from Star Wars …   Wikipedia

  • Salacious — Sa*la cious, n. [L. salax, acis, fond of leaping, lustful, fr. salire to leap. See {Salient}.] Having a propensity to venery; lustful; lecherous. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Sa*la cious*ly}, adv. {Sa*la cious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salacious — 1660s, from L. salax (gen. salacis) lustful, probably originally fond of leaping, as in a male animal leaping on a female in sexual advances, from salire to leap (see SALIENT (Cf. salient)). Earliest form of the word in English is salacity… …   Etymology dictionary

  • salacious — [adj] lascivious bawdy, carnal, erotic, fast*, horny, hot*, indecent, lecherous, lewd, libertine, libidinous, licentious, lubricious, lustful, nasty, obscene, orgiastic, prurient, raunchy, sensual, smutty*, steamy, suggestive, voluptuous, wanton; …   New thesaurus

  • salacious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or conveying undue or indecent interest in sexual matters. DERIVATIVES salaciously adverb salaciousness noun. ORIGIN from Latin salax, from salire to leap …   English terms dictionary

  • salacious — [sə lā′shəs] adj. [L salax (gen. salacis) < salire, to leap, (of animals) cover sexually: see SALIENT] 1. lecherous; lustful 2. obscene; pornographic salaciously adv. salaciousness n. salacity [səlas′ə tē] …   English World dictionary

  • salacious — [[t]səle͟ɪʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe something such as a book or joke as salacious, you think that it deals with sexual matters in an unnecessarily detailed way. The newspapers once again filled their columns with salacious… …   English dictionary

  • salacious — adjective 1) salacious writing Syn: pornographic, obscene, indecent, crude, lewd, vulgar, dirty, filthy; erotic, titillating, arousing, suggestive, sexy, risqué, ribald, smutty, bawdy; X rate …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • salacious — adj. Salacious is used with these nouns: ↑detail, ↑gossip …   Collocations dictionary

  • salacious — sa|la|cious [səˈleıʃəs] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: salax liking to jump, full of sexual desire , from salire to jump ] showing too much interest in sex ▪ the media s love of salacious gossip >salaciously adv… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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