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racy

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adjective \ˈrā-sē\

Definition of racy

racier

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raciest

  1. 1a :  full of zest or vigorb :  having a strongly marked quality :  piquant a racy flavorc :  risqué, suggestive racy jokes

  2. 2 :  having the distinctive quality of something in its original or most characteristic form

racily

play \ˈrā-sə-lē\ adverb

raciness

play \-sē-nəs\ noun

Origin and Etymology of racy

3race


First Known Use: circa 1650

Synonym Discussion of racy

pungent, piquant, poignant, racy mean sharp and stimulating to the mind or the senses. pungent implies a sharp, stinging, or biting quality especially of odors a cheese with a pungent odor. piquant suggests a power to whet the appetite or interest through tartness or mild pungency a piquant sauce. poignant suggests something is sharply or piercingly effective in stirring one's emotions felt a poignant sense of loss. racy implies having a strongly characteristic natural quality fresh and unimpaired spontaneous, racy prose.

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racy

adjective

Definition of racy

racier

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raciest

  1. :  having a body or shape that is suited for racing a racy dog a car with racy lines

Origin and Etymology of racy

1race


First Known Use: 1841



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