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adjective sa·la·cious \sə-ˈlā-shəs\

: relating to sex in a way that is excessive or offensive

Full Definition of SALACIOUS

:  arousing or appealing to sexual desire or imagination :  lascivious
sa·la·cious·ly adverb
sa·la·cious·ness noun

Examples of SALACIOUS

  1. a song with salacious lyrics
  2. <the salacious Greek god Pan is generally portrayed as having the legs, horns, and ears of a goat>
  3. Lady Worsley's Whim, the story of Lady Worsley and her husband Sir Richard Worsley, is also reconstructed from some well-thumbed texts, in this case trial transcripts and newspaper reports of cases of Criminal Conversation which became popular eighteenth-century erotica. Charges … were brought by husbands seeking damages from the purported lovers of their supposedly adulterous wives, and the detail, which needed to be explicit, was frequently salacious. —Norma Clarke, Times Literary Supplement, 21 Nov. 2008


Latin salac-, salax, from salire to move spasmodically, leap — more at sally
First Known Use: circa 1645


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