raciness

racy

[rey-see]
adjective, racier, raciest.
1.
slightly improper or indelicate; suggestive; risqué.
2.
vigorous; lively; spirited.
3.
sprightly; piquant; pungent: a racy literary style.
4.
having an agreeably peculiar taste or flavor, as wine, fruit, etc.

Origin:
1645–55; race2 + -y1

racily, adverb
raciness, noun


2. animated. 3. strong.


2. slow.
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racy (ˈreɪsɪ)
 
adj , racier, raciest
1.  (of a person's manner, literary style, etc) having a distinctively lively and spirited quality; fresh
2.  having a characteristic or distinctive flavour: a racy wine
3.  suggestive; slightly indecent; risqué: a racy comedy
 
'racily
 
adv
 
'raciness
 
n

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racy
1654, "having a characteristic taste" (of wines, fruits, etc.), from race (2); meaning "having a quality of vigor" (1667) led to that of "improper, risqué," first recorded 1901, probably reinforced by phrase racy of the soil "earthy" (1870).
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