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racy

adjective \ ˈrā-sē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of racy

racier; raciest
1 a : full of zest or vigor
b : having a strongly marked quality : piquant
  • a racy flavor
c : risqué, suggestive
  • racy jokes
2 : having the distinctive quality of something in its original or most characteristic form

racily

play \ˈrā-sə-lē\ adverb

raciness

play \ˈrā-sē-nəs\ noun

Origin and Etymology of racy

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; raciest
: having a body or shape that is suited for racing
  • a racy dog
  • a car with racy lines

Origin and Etymology of racy



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