lu·​bri·​cious | \ lü-ˈbri-shəs How to pronounce lubricious (audio) \
variants: or lubricous \ ˈlü-​bri-​kəs How to pronounce lubricious (audio) \

Definition of lubricious

1 : marked by wantonness : lecherous also : salacious
2 [Latin lubricus] : having a smooth or slippery quality a lubricious skin

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lubriciously adverb

Examples of lubricious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Born in Louisiana, Silver arrives with every noir mystery woman’s attendant clichés: a lubricious walk, a wad of cash in the bosom of her complicated lingerie, a languorous way of lighting cigarettes — and a gun. Jesse Green, New York Times, "Review: Downtown Renewal Means Trouble in ‘Paradise Blue’," 14 May 2018 Some of it is merely lubricious; some of it verges on the profound. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "The Pain of Fame, With Sondheim, Warhol and Capote as Guides," 6 Oct. 2017 Some of it is merely lubricious Ben Brantley, New York Times, "The Pain of Fame, With Sondheim, Warhol and Capote as Guides," 6 Oct. 2017 Between the administration's budget, and its lubricious impulse to monetize everything, if the glaciers disappear, the naming rights to Exxon-Mobil National Park and Energy Terminal will bring in millions. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "In Which the Pope Expertly Trolls Trump on Climate Change," 24 May 2017 Spoiler alert: The lubricious details are absent from the narrative flow. Logan Jenkins,, "Does Filner book signal a return to public life?," 26 Apr. 2017 It can be used on damp or dry hair, is totally pillow-safe, and thanks to its ultra-light, lubricious formula, won't weight hair down. Lauren Valenti, Marie Claire, "5 Ways to Wake Up with Better Hair Than You Went to Sleep With," 27 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of lubricious

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lubricious

Medieval Latin lubricus, from Latin, slippery, easily led astray

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“Lubricious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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