What does salacious mean?

Definitions for salacioussəˈleɪ ʃəs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word salacious.

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"

Wiktionary

  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.]

Numerology

  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Native American:

    Very smart, very gritty, and not salacious, think ‘Easy Rider,’ but with pissed-off women.

  2. Thor Halvorssen:

    It’s the sort of thing they specialize in—mainstreaming false smears, allegations that are so salacious and over the top that people assume they must be true.

  3. Read MoreStone:

    To collude, I would have to have written him before. ... We would need a time machine to collude. i am anxious to rebut allegations that I had any improper or nefarious contact with any agent of the Russia state based on facts -- not misleading and salacious headlines.

  4. California Rep. Jackie Speier.FBI:

    I am anxious to rebut allegations that I had any improper or nefarious contact with any agent of the Russia state based on facts -- not misleading and salacious headlines, i am willing to appear voluntarily if the committee isn't looking for the headline of issuing a subpoena.

  5. Roger Stone:

    I am anxious to rebut allegations that I had any improper or nefarious contact with any agent of the Russia state based on facts -- not misleading and salacious headlines, i am willing to appear voluntarily if the committee isn't looking for the headline of issuing a subpoena.

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