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salaciousness

[ suh-ley-shuhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF salaciousness

Synonyms for salaciousness

  • carnality
  • debauchery
  • lasciviousness
  • licentiousness
  • lust
  • lustfulness
  • wantonness
  • libertinism
  • raunchiness
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A clique were shocked at her; it was not her salaciousness they objected to but her success.

It is an index of the salaciousness of the average person, whoever he may be.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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nounobscenity
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  • profaneness
  • profanity
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  • smuttiness
  • vulgarity
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