salacity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n salacity the trait of behaving in an obscene manner
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Salacity Strong propensity to venery; lust; lecherousness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n salacity Salaciousness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Salacity lust, lecherousness
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. salacitas,: cf. F. salacité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. salaxsalīre, to leap.

Usage

In literature:

She had had no experience with this class of individuals whatsoever, and did not know the salacity and humour of the theatrical tribe.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
She had had no experience with this class of individuals whatsoever, and did not know the salacity and humour of the theatrical tribe.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
Salacity once aroused, even in a minister, allows no room for reason or for conscience.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
Sprung from the god by Salace's embrace.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Salacity, with only sufficient and that is, degeneration.
"Religion and Lust" by James Weir
I explained their salacity.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
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