Origin of salacious
Synonyms for salacious
Antonyms for salacious
Examples from the Web for salacious
The dirty details can be multiplied almost indefinitely, and Lee lingers over every salacious story.
I mean, calling it that is probably why people are expecting it to be salacious and along the lines of what the book was.'Saved by the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Doesn't Want to Be a Jerk Anymore|Kevin Fallon|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But can this portrait of a city be raw and honest, as well as salacious and sexy?Redford Takes on Rahm in the Furious Blur of ‘Chicagoland’|Tim Teeman|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The allegations are broad, salacious, and, at times, just plain gross.Sex, Threats and Taxpayer Cash: A GOP Pol’s Multilayered Scandal|Caitlin Dickson|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Are we in for another overhyped, overdramatized extravaganza that does little more than feed our appetite for salacious fare?Will the Oscar Pistorius Murder Case Be the Next O.J. Simpson Trial?|Lauren Ashburn|February 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"It takes a nasty, salacious mind to make that kind of separation," I said.Do Unto Others|Mark Clifton
He had looked at life with the salacious eyes of a Peeping Tom.The Sins of the Children|Cosmo Hamilton
It was a half-naked mass of brutified humanity, wild and salacious, the sexes intermingling with revolting indecency.The Weird Orient|Henry Iliowizi
In his leading novels he dwells a long time on salacious equivocation, or on a scene of lewdness.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
Is there one who prefers my writings to those of the salacious warbler, the wanton lacivious little Moore?
Word Origin for salacious
1660s, from Latin salax (genitive salacis) "lustful," probably originally "fond of leaping," as in a male animal leaping on a female in sexual advances, from salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)). Earliest form of the word in English is salacity (c.1600). Related: Salaciously; salaciousness.