V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. intended to arouse people sexually, usually by having explicit, erotic content; 2. being overtly sexual

Synonyms: vulgar, obscene, erotic, lewd, risqué, suggestive, lecherous, lustful, sexual

Antonyms: frigid, wholesome

Tips: Salacious is derived from the Latin salacis, "lustful." Salacious has come to describe almost anything sexual. Clinton supporters accused the Star Report of having too many salacious details of his affair.

Usage Examples:

I really didn't want to hear the salacious details of their date. (erotic, sexual)

Reality TV shows highlight the more salacious aspects of people's lives in order to gain ratings. (risqué, vulgar)

She didn't like romance novels because they tend to be overly salacious. (erotic, suggestive)

It seems like people are more and more willing to divulge the salacious details of their lives to near-strangers. (lewd, sexual)

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