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 Dictionary entry overview: What does salacious mean? 

SALACIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective SALACIOUS has 2 senses:

1. characterized by lust
2. suggestive of or tending to moral looseness

  Familiarity information: SALACIOUS used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SALACIOUS (adjective)

Sense 1salacious [BACK TO TOP]


Characterized by lust


lustful; prurient; salacious; lubricious

Context examples:

eluding the lubricious embraces of her employer / her sensuous grace roused his lustful nature / prurient literature / prurient thoughts / a salacious rooster of a little man


sexy (marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest)

Sense 2salacious [BACK TO TOP]


Suggestive of or tending to moral looseness


lewd; raunchy; salacious; obscene

Context examples:

lewd whisperings of a dirty old man / an indecent gesture / obscene telephone calls / salacious limericks


dirty ((of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency)

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