Examples of raunch in a Sentence
a movie full of raunch
the sheer raunch of the movie earned it a NC-17 rating
Recent Examples of raunch from the Web
The show revels in both raunch and darkness, wrapping it up with quirky yet ruthless one-liners, and tops it off with canned laughter.
The latest example is the raucous Girls Trip, which stars Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah as four lifelong friends who head to New Orleans for some raunch and adventure.
As a genre, the romantic comedy has been on its last legs lately, mired in raunch and ribald jokes on the one hand, or insipid wish-fulfillment on the other.
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Origin and Etymology of raunch
First Known Use: 1957See Words from the same year
Synonymsbawdiness, blueness, coarseness, crudeness, crudity, dirt, dirtiness, filth, filthiness, foulness, grossness, impureness, impurity, indecency, lasciviousness, lewdness, nastiness, profanity, obscenity, raunchiness, ribaldry, smut, smuttiness, vulgarity, wantonness
Related Wordsbroadness, earthiness, gaminess, raciness, saltiness, suggestiveness; immodesty, indecorousness, indelicacy, indelicateness, lowness, unbecomingness; lechery; depravedness, depravity, kinkiness, naughtiness, perverseness, perversion, perversity, pervertedness, wickedness; exceptionability, objectionableness, unacceptability, undesirability; reprehensibility, reprehensibleness; abusiveness, scurrilousness; atrociousness, atrocity, infamy, loathsomeness, offensiveness, repellency, repugnance, repulsiveness; distastefulness, obnoxiousness, unpleasantness
Near Antonymspriggery, priggishness, primness, prudery, prudishness, puritanism; correctness, decency, decorousness, decorum, seemliness; appropriateness, fitness, suitability, suitableness; immaculateness, perfection, purity, spotlessness
RAUNCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of raunch for English Language Learners
: something that deals with or relates to sex in usually a shocking or offensive way
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