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salacious

[suh-ley-shuh s] /səˈleɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
lustful or lecherous.
2.
(of writings, pictures, etc.) obscene; grossly indecent.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin salāci- (stem of salāx) lustful (derivative of salīre to jump, move spasmodically, spurt; see salient, saltation) + -ous
Related forms
salaciously, adverb
salaciousness, salacity
[suh-las-i-tee] /səˈlæs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
unsalacious, adjective
unsalaciously, adverb
unsalaciousness, noun
Synonyms
1. lewd, wanton, lascivious, libidinous. 2. pornographic.
Antonyms
1. modest.
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British Dictionary definitions for salacity

salacious

/səˈleɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
having an excessive interest in sex
2.
(of books, magazines, etc) erotic, bawdy, or lewd
Derived Forms
salaciously, adverb
salaciousness, salacity (səˈlæsɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin salax fond of leaping, from salīre to leap
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Word Origin and History for salacity
salacious
1661, from L. salax (gen. salacis) "lustful," probably originally "fond of leaping," as in a male animal leaping on a female in sexual advances, from salire "to leap" (see salient). Earliest form of the word in Eng. is salacity (1605).
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