Salacious meaning

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The definition of salacious is someone or something that is sexually suggestive.

An example of salacious reading material is a porn magazine.

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Appealing to or stimulating sexual desire.

Salacious reading material.

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Characterized by or indicating sexual desire; lustful.

A salacious wink.

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(archaic) Lecherous; lustful.
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Characterized by an excessive or improper emphasis on sexual matters.

A salacious bit of gossip.

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Origin of salacious

  • From Latin salāx salāc- fond of leaping, lustful from salīre to leap sel- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin salāx (“provocative, lustful"), from saliō (“leap, jump; copulate").

    From Wiktionary