[ suh-ley-shuhs ]
/ səˈleɪ ʃəs /
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lustful or lecherous.
(of writings, pictures, etc.) obscene; grossly indecent.
SYNONYMS FOR salacious
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Origin of salacious
OTHER WORDS FROM salacious
sa·la·cious·ly, adverbsa·la·cious·ness, sa·lac·i·ty [suh-las-i-tee], /səˈlæs ɪ ti/, nounun·sa·la·cious, adjectiveun·sa·la·cious·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for salacious
/ (səˈleɪʃəs) /
having an excessive interest in sex
(of books, magazines, etc) erotic, bawdy, or lewd
Derived forms of salacioussalaciously, adverbsalaciousness or salacity (səˈlæsɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for salacious
C17: from Latin salax fond of leaping, from salīre to leap
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