What does salacious mean?

Definitions for salacioussəˈleɪ ʃəs

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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

  2. Origin: [L. salax, -acis, fond of leaping, lustful, fr. salire to leap. See Salient.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Salacious

    sal-ā′shi-us, adj. lustful: lecherous.—adv. Salā′ciously, lustfully: lecherously.—ns. Salā′ciousness, Salac′ity, lust, lecherousness. [L. salaxsalīre, to leap.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of salacious in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of salacious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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