Examples of raunchy in a Sentence
inappropriately used office e-mail for an exchange of raunchy jokes
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Raunchy comedy Girls Trip continued to impress with another $20 million in its second weekend, bringing its total up to $65.5 million.
At any rate, the whole discussion highlights the biggest hurdle for director Malcolm D. Lee's unapologetically raunchy romp.
Girls Trip’ Four friends head to New Orleans for a raunchy good time.
As a late-night host, Mr. Jefferies can appear to be doing nothing much, but there’s a tricky balancing act going on between his ordinary-bloke persona and his sometimes savagely raunchy punch lines.
Also opening this weekend are raunchy female comedy Rough Night and shark thriller 47 Meters Down.
Rough Night, the raunchy female ensemble comedy arriving Friday, offers exactly that.
In retrospect, the raunchy appeal of Game of Thrones seems obvious.
And anyway, Julie said, Desperado’s wasn’t really raunchy.
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Origin and Etymology of raunchy
First Known Use: 1937See Words from the same year
Synonymsbawdy, blue, coarse, crude, dirty, filthy, foul, gross, gutter, impure, indecent, lascivious, lewd, locker-room, nasty, pornographic, porny, profane, obscene, ribald, smutty, stag, trashy, unprintable, vulgar, wanton, X-rated
Antonymsclean, decent, G-rated, nonobscene, wholesome
Related Wordsbroad, coarse-grained, gamy (or gamey), off, off-color (or off-colored), racy, risqué, salacious, salty, suggestive; barnyard, earthy, scatological; immodest, indecorous, indelicate, low, unbecoming; depraved, kinky, louche, naughty, perverse, perverted, wicked; exceptionable, objectionable, unacceptable, undesirable, unwanted, unwelcome; abhorrent, debasing, disgusting, loathsome, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting; distasteful, obnoxious, unpleasant; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, reprehensible; atrocious, infamous; abusive, scurrilous; hard-core, soft, soft-core
Near Antonymspriggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, staid, straitlaced (or straightlaced), Victorian; correct, decorous, genteel, nice, polite, proper, respectable, seemly; innocuous, inoffensive; acceptable, agreeable, desirable, pleasant, pleasing, welcome; appropriate, becoming, fit, meet, suitable; immaculate, perfect, pure, spotless, virginal; approved, endorsed (also indorsed), sanctioned
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