salacity

noun
sa·​lac·​i·​ty | \ səˈlasətē, -asətē, -aas-, -i \
plural -es

Definition of salacity

: the quality or state of being salacious : salaciousness handled sex in his novels with a mere suggestion of salacity

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History and Etymology for salacity

Middle French or Latin; Middle French salacité, from Latin salacitat-, salacitas, from salac-, salax + -itat-, -itas -ity

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“Salacity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salacity. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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