Examples of raunchy in a Sentence
inappropriately used office e-mail for an exchange of raunchy jokes
Recent Examples of raunchy from the Web
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.
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.
Raunchy comedy Girls Trip continued to impress with another $20 million in its second weekend, bringing its total up to $65.5 million.
Martins and Hall allegedly tried to attack the woman’s credibility last week by pointing out her raunchy social media posts and a $50 million claim against the city.
Australian alt-pop upstart Bobi Andonov showcases his powerhouse vocals and delicate falsetto on this raunchy soul-shaker.
Thompson had a history with the raunchy magazine, sitting down for an interview with Playboy in its November 1974 issue.
Not that he is put off by more riotous or raunchy scenes.
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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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