[ UK /sælˈe‍ɪʃəs/ ]
[ US /səˈɫeɪʃəs/ ]
  1. suggestive of or tending to moral looseness
    lewd pictures
    an indecent gesture
    an indecent gesture
    obscene telephone calls
    salacious limericks
  2. characterized by lust
    prurient literature
    eluding lubricious embraces
    prurient thoughts
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How To Use salacious In A Sentence

  • Because the combination of sex, class warfare and the race card formed a trifecta for salaciousness. Men and Women at Yale, Is Boola Boola a Sexist Chant?
  • The phrase pearl clutching, which means being shocked by something once-salacious that should now be seen as commonplace Slate Articles
  • Yet if this was reason enough for the failure of Egyptian writers to indulge in the kind of salacious detail that the Greeks and the Romans so relished, then there was also a broader cultural explanation. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson; Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley; and Egyptian Dawn by Robert Temple
  • He loved gossip, had a wicked salacious eye, a sly coyness, and he actually snickered all the time, delicious and conspiratorial.
  • Who can resist a peek at the salaciousness seething behind the sober suits and marble halls of American government?
  • Kind of like the word salacious during the Clinton impeachment area. CNN Transcript - Special Event: The Spin Room: Election 2000 Goes to the Florida Supreme Court - November 17, 2000
  • If tabloids want to divulge salacious and prurient accounts of intimate sexual behaviour in future, against the wishes of one of the participants, they may find European Union law barring their path with a sword of flame.
  • There is nothing like salacious gossip to keep the conversation going is there?
  • He even occasionally allows his reader a salacious glimpse of his many and various belle-lettrist exchanges with flatterers, botherers, court eunuchs, visiting dignitaries and so on.
  • While not as powerful as their influential triptych, these two films are still overripe offerings of cinematic salaciousness.
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