- a. Full of or displaying sexual desire: “They fell immediately into an orgy of lubricious kissing” ( Joseph Heller )b. Sexually stimulating; salacious: a book of lubricious photographs.
- Having a slippery or smooth quality: “Throughout the empire a lubricious glaze of venality came to coat every governmental surface” ( Cullen Murphy )
Origin of lubriciousAlteration of lubricous from Latin lūbricus slippery ; see sleubh- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more lubricious, superlative most lubricious)
Latin lubricus (“slippery")