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səˈleɪ ʃəssala·cious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lubricious, lustful, prurient, salaciousadjective

    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, salaciousadjective

    suggestive of or tending to moral looseness

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

Wiktionary

  1. salaciousadjective

    Promoting sexual desire or lust.

    Etymology: From salax, from salio.

  2. salaciousadjective

    Lascivious, bawdy, obscene, lewd.

    Etymology: From salax, from salio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salaciousnoun

    having a propensity to venery; lustful; lecherous

    Etymology: [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.]

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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

Examples of salacious in a Sentence

  1. Mark Warner:

    Companies like YouTube have immense power and influence in shaping the media and content that users see, i’ve been increasingly concerned that the recommendation engine algorithms behind platforms like YouTube are, at best, intrinsically flawed in optimizing for outrageous, salacious, and often fraudulent content.

  2. 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.

  3. Stephanie Grisham:

    Once again part of the liberal media, this time Vanity Fair, has written a story riddled with unnamed sources and false assertions, as a magazine tailored to women it is shameful that they continue to write salacious and false stories meant to demean Mrs. Trump, rather than focus on her positive work as First Lady and as a supportive wife and mother.

  4. Donald Trump:

    It’s frankly outrageous and highly irresponsible for a left-wing blog … to drop highly salacious and flat-out false information on the Internet just days before he takes the oath of office, ... The fact that BuzzFeed and CNN made the decision to run with this unsubstantiated claim is a sad and pathetic attempt to get clicks.

  5. Thomas Paprocki:

    Reviewing these past cases has also reminded us that many years ago people didn't publicly discuss the kind of salacious allegations documented in these files, a virtuous intent to protect the faithful from scandal unfortunately prevented the transparency and awareness that has helped us confront this problem more directly over the past fifteen years. We are continuing to learn and strive to improve our assistance for those who are victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.

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