A Word A Day : Salacious

Friday, 19th October 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Adjective )

Pronunciation : sa-láy-she-ess

1. Intended to titillate or arouse people sexually, usually by having an explicit erotic content

2. Having or showing explicit or crude sexual desire or interest

3. Characterized by lust

4. (Of behavior or especially language) Characterized by obscenity or indecency


Mid-17th century - Latin salac - salire - to leap


Lustful, Prurient, Lubricious, Lewd, Raunchy, Obscene, Dirty, Sexy,Lascivious


Civilised, Cultured

Contextual Examples:

• His book is nothing but full of salacious matters.

Related Words :

1. Salaciousness: Noun

2. Salacity: Noun

3. Salaciously: Adverb

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