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saltier1

[sawl-tee-er] /ˈsɔl ti ər/
adjective
1.
comparative of salty.

saltier2

[sal-teer, -tahyuh r] /ˈsæl tɪər, -taɪər/
noun
1.

salty

[sawl-tee] /ˈsɔl ti/
adjective, saltier, saltiest.
1.
tasting of or containing salt; saline.
2.
piquant; sharp; witty.
3.
racy or coarse:
salty humor.
4.
of the sea, sailing, or life at sea.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see salt1, -y1
Related forms
saltily, adverb
saltiness, noun
oversalty, adjective
unsalty, adjective
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Examples from the web for saltier
  • The saltier the water gets, the more expensive it becomes to desalinate.
  • The salts that are diluted in the water are left behind, making the remaining ocean water even saltier.
  • The freshwater economists accepted a saltier view of policymaking.
  • Domestic soy sauce is generally much saltier than imported brands.
  • When droughts reduce river flows into coastal waters, coastal waters become saltier.
  • So, you have gone from what was freshwater now to a much saltier, brackish environment.
  • The proposed model explicitly takes into account the flow of colder and/or saltier water to great depths.
  • Thus, when sea ice forms, saltier water is left behind under the ice.
  • The lower the lake level, the saltier the lake becomes.
  • Sitting atop an estimated four million tons of salt, these hypersaline lakes are seven times saltier than the ocean.
British Dictionary definitions for saltier

saltire

/ˈsɔːlˌtaɪə/
noun
1.
(heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a diagonal cross on a shield
Word Origin
C14 sawturoure, from Old French sauteour cross-shaped barricade, from saulter to jump, from Latin saltāre

salty

/ˈsɔːltɪ/
adjective saltier, saltiest
1.
of, tasting of, or containing salt
2.
(esp of humour) sharp; piquant
3.
relating to life at sea
Derived Forms
saltily, adverb
saltiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for saltier

salty

adj.

mid-15c., "tasting of salt, impregnated with salt," from salt (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "racy" is from 1866, from salt in the sense of "that which gives life or pungency" (1570s, originally of words or wit). Meaning "racy, sexy" is from 1866. U.S. slang sense of "angry, irritated" is first attested 1938 (probably from similar use with regard to sailors, "tough, aggressive," attested by 1920), especially in phrase jump salty "to unexpectedly become enraged." Related: Saltily.

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Slang definitions & phrases for saltier

salty

adjective
  1. Audacious; daring; aggressive: I relaxed, smiled. Salty little bugger (1920+ Navy)
  2. Terrible; nasty; unpalatable (1940s+ Jive talk)
  3. ngry; hostile (1938+ Black)
  4. Expensive; also, falsely bid higher

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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