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salty

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of salty

  1. 1 of, relating to, or containing salt <salty sea water is safe to swim in, but you really shouldn't swallow it> Synonyms brackish, briny, saline, salt Related Words hard Near Antonyms sweet; clear, pure; freshwater Antonyms nonsaline

  2. 2 hinting at or intended to call to mind matters regarded as indecent <salty language that earned the movie an R rating> Synonyms bawdy, blue, gamy (or gamey), lewd, off, off-color (or off-colored), racy, ribald, risqué, suggestive, spicyRelated Words leering; barnyard, coarse, coarse-grained, crude, earthy, foul, gross, vulgar; dirty, filthy, gutter, indecent, lascivious, locker-room, nasty, obscene, pornographic, porny, prurient, raunchy, smutty, stag, unprintable, unpublishable, warm, X-rated; immodest, indecorous, indelicate, naughtyNear Antonyms clean, decent, G-rated, nonobscene; innocuous, inoffensive; priggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, staid, straitlaced (or straightlaced), Victorian; correct, decorous, genteel, nice, polite, proper, respectable, seemly

  3. 3 sharp and pleasantly stimulating to the mind or senses <a salty, insightful analysis of male-female relationships> Synonyms pert, poignant, pungent, piquant, savory (also savoury), zesty, zingyRelated Words racy, spicy; fiery, gingery, hot, peppery, vinegary; acute, keen; biting, bitter, cutting, mordant, trenchant; animating, energizing, enlightening, exciting, galvanizing, invigorating, piquing, provocative, provoking; ambrosial, appetizing, delectable, delicious, luscious, palatable, scrumptious, toothsome; flavorful, savorous, tasty; absorbing, arresting, engaging, engrossing, enthralling, fascinating, gripping, interesting, intriguing, rivetingNear Antonyms flat, flavorless, savorless, tasteless; arid, banal, barren, boring, colorless, drab, dreary, dry, dull, flat, humdrum, leaden, monotonous, numbing, pedestrian, ponderous, predictable, stale, stodgy, tedious, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, wearying; bland, dilute, thin, watery, weakAntonyms insipid, zestless




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