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Some media outlets gave airtime to the most salacious allegations, while others did not report details of the dossier because they could not be corroborated.

The media’s salacious coverage, along with the incendiary rhetoric of politicians like Reagan, helped shape these assumptions, costing Davis her job after a year.

It can be difficult for listeners to tease out what is a well-made show, and what’s just a salacious one.

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Balwani’s lawyers have denied accusations of abuse and called the allegations “salacious and inflammatory” in court filings.

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She talks a lot about female empowerment, which she says has always been an undercurrent of the show, even if the salacious stories were what drew people in.

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The dirty details can be multiplied almost indefinitely, and Lee lingers over every salacious story.

All of their songs, they say, are inspired by Torah and Hasidic philosophy, even the ones that sound a bit salacious.

I mean, calling it that is probably why people are expecting it to be salacious and along the lines of what the book was.

We now have to make it more salacious by adding in some sort of zeitgeist-y pop culture reference to social media and blogging.

Apart from the color of their skin, there is nothing salacious about this romance.

Fromentin was singing,—a ribald marching song, an unprintable thing, salacious and vilifying the Boches.

Mr. Hewitt, of Birmingham, tells me that the common hen prefers a salacious cock, but is quite indifferent to colour.

The affair was planned not only to secure the divorce, but also to do it in the most sensational and salacious manner.

More refined entertainment has often been unpleasantly salacious, not because it was daring but because it was cowardly.

It is the experience of New York managers that the run of the merely salacious play is generally short.


On this page you'll find 62 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to salacious, such as: indecent, lewd, obscene, prurient, bawdy, and carnal.

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