Unsalacious

salacious

[suh-ley-shuhs]
adjective
1.
lustful or lecherous.
2.
(of writings, pictures, etc.) obscene; grossly indecent.

Origin:
1635–45; < Latin salāci- (stem of salāx) lustful (derivative of salīre to jump, move spasmodically, spurt; see salient, saltation) + -ous

salaciously, adverb
salaciousness, salacity [suh-las-i-tee] , noun
unsalacious, adjective
unsalaciously, adverb
unsalaciousness, noun


1. lewd, wanton, lascivious, libidinous. 2. pornographic.


1. modest.
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salacious (səˈleɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  having an excessive interest in sex
2.  (of books, magazines, etc) erotic, bawdy, or lewd
 
[C17: from Latin salax fond of leaping, from salīre to leap]
 
sa'laciously
 
adv
 
sa'laciousness
 
n
 
salacity
 
n

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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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