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 : having a smooth or slippery quality a lubricious skin

Other Words from lubricious

lubriciously adverb

Examples of lubricious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pascal played lubricious movie star Dieter Bravo in Judd Apatow's semi-improvised comedy about a group of actors attempting to shoot a preposterous dinosaur movie during the pandemic. Clark Collis,, 19 Apr. 2022 For all of Sabbath’s lubricious opportunism, Drenka is his one love. The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2021 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, 14 May 2018 Some of it is merely lubricious; some of it verges on the profound. Ben Brantley, New York Times, 6 Oct. 2017 Some of it is merely lubricious Ben Brantley, New York Times, 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, 24 May 2017 Spoiler alert: The lubricious details are absent from the narrative flow. Logan Jenkins,, 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, 27 Apr. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of lubricious

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lubricious

Latin lūbricus "slippery, hard to hold, hazardous" (Late Latin also "morally weak, lascivious") + -ious — more at sleeve

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“Lubricious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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