Salacious Definition

Appealing to or stimulating sexual desire.
Salacious reading material.
American Heritage
Lecherous; lustful.
Webster's New World
Characterized by an excessive or improper emphasis on sexual matters.
A salacious bit of gossip.
Webster's New World

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

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