Examples of salacious in a Sentence
Lady Worsley's Whim, the story of Lady Worsley and her husband Sir Richard Worsley, is also reconstructed from some well-thumbed texts, in this case trial transcripts and newspaper reports of cases of “Criminal Conversation” which became popular eighteenth-century erotica. Charges … were brought by husbands seeking damages from the purported lovers of their supposedly adulterous wives, and the detail, which needed to be explicit, was frequently salacious. —Norma Clarke, Times Literary Supplement, 21 Nov. 2008
From snarky political commentary to salacious “memoirs” that flirt with both fact and fiction, scores of bloggers have gotten the book deal boon—with mixed results at the register. —Eunice Lee et al., Hyphen, Winter 2007
There's little difference between the junk mail in your mailbox and the junk e-mail that appears on your monitor, except that the e-mail is often of a salacious nature, e.g., the “hot, live XXX action” available at various dark alleyways on the web. —Michael Saunders, Boston Globe, 6 Oct.1997
a song with salacious lyrics
the salacious Greek god Pan is generally portrayed as having the legs, horns, and ears of a goat
Recent Examples of salacious from the Web
Some staffers also faced damage to their reputations as salacious stories leaked to the press about their personal lives, while others were found to have committed unrelated crimes.
Kim delivers a salacious verse sprinkled with Auto-Tune, while Trina matches her nastiness with lines of her own.
To be honest, the fact that Kaine is a hermaphrodite was never meant to be a salacious detail that would be talked about on message boards the world over.
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Origin and Etymology of salacious
Latin salac-, salax, from salire to move spasmodically, leap — more at sally
First Known Use: circa 1645
SALACIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of salacious for English Language Learners
: relating to sex in a way that is excessive or offensive
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