arousing or expressive of sexual desire; lustful; lecherous.

Origin of lubricious

First recorded in 1575–85; lubric + -ious
Related formslu·bri·cious·ly, adverbnon·lu·bri·cious, adjectivenon·lu·bri·cious·ly, adverbnon·lu·bri·cious·ness, nounun·lu·bri·cious, adjective
Can be confusedlubricious lubricous

Synonyms for lubricious Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lubricious

Contemporary Examples of lubricious

  • Easy to forget now, in the lubricious wake of novels such as “Couples,” that this posture is where he started calling from.

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Historical Examples of lubricious

  • He turned back to Ugolini to see the little cardinal was also, with a lubricious smile, watching Sophia.

British Dictionary definitions for lubricious


lubricous (ˈluːbrɪkəs)


formal, or literary lewd, lascivious
rare oily or slippery
Derived Formslubriciously or lubricously, adverb

Word Origin for lubricious

C16: from Latin lūbricus
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