Definitions for salacioussəˈleɪ ʃəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sa•la•cioussəˈleɪ ʃəs(adj.)

  1. lustful or lecherous.

  2. (of writings, pictures, etc.) grossly indecent; obscene.

Origin of salacious:

1635–45; < L salāx, der. of salīre to jump, spurt, mount (of animals); cf. salient ; see -acious

sa•la′cious•ness-ˈlæs ɪ ti(n.)

sa•lac′i•ty-ˈlæs ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lubricious, lustful, prurient, salacious(adj)

    characterized by lust

    "eluding the lubricious embraces of her employer"; "her sensuous grace roused his lustful nature"; "prurient literature"; "prurient thoughts"; "a salacious rooster of a little man"

  2. lewd, obscene, raunchy, salacious(adj)

    suggestive of or tending to moral looseness

    "lewd whisperings of a dirty old man"; "an indecent gesture"; "obscene telephone calls"; "salacious limericks"


  1. salacious(Adjective)

    Promoting sexual desire or lust.

  2. salacious(Adjective)

    Lascivious, bawdy, obscene, lewd.

  3. Origin: From salax, from salio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salacious(noun)

    having a propensity to venery; lustful; lecherous


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