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salacious

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Definition characterized by lust
  • He was embarrassingly jocular and salacious.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Instead they were charging along like a steamroller and feeding salacious details about Salander to the press.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • He overrode my feelings and the conversation grew more salacious.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • The Salacious and the Surreal
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • In the same spirit, the revelations of psychoanalysis are regarded by many laymen to be productions of the "salacious mind" of Dr. Freud.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • It is Finnick's salacious and gory account of the Capitol that takes the day.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Powell was not a happy man when he arrived at headquarters, and Wynken, Blynken, and Nod did some salacious wynking, blynking and nodding.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • The public will always prefer a salacious melodrama to a bald tale of mere thievery.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • I was hoping for something a bit more salacious, but am forced to admit, I'd never have guessed you held the county record for fattest pumpkin."
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Jean Louise said, "It's just that I never knew you went in for salacious reading material, Aunty."
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I giggle with the most revolting salaciousness over La Vie Parisienne, when I get hold of one in Chicago, yet I shouldn't even try to hold your hand.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • MARTHA (Salaciously—to NICK) So everyone's going to look like you, eh?
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • We left him eleven messages, each more annoying and salacious than the last.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • He wiggled his eyebrows at me, his crooked grin clearly salacious.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • No one told you to call your band Salacious Mold, my friend.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • She meant well, but Julie reveled in gossip—from the salacious to the mundane—and often used her position as.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • He was grinning; a frankly salacious grin, and he was able to make it clear that I was not to worry; that things were progressing perfectly normally from a wolfish point of view.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • It needs to be said too what salacious nonsense it is to claim that Lord Darlington was anti-Semitic, or that he had close association with organizations like the British Union of Fascists.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Her spirit and intelligence, her interest in their lives, her fund of opinions, seemed to elicit confidences such as they shared with few others, though none in the salacious manner of Lovell.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Rosemary, as dewy with belief as a child from one of Mrs. Burnett's vicious tracts, had a conviction of homecoming, of a return from the derisive and salacious improvisations of the frontier.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night

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