Salacious means sexually explicit. It can also be used to describe something that is offensive or immoral.

  • The article was salacious, and it talked about all the different ways that the author could have sex.

  • The movie was salacious, and it showed a lot of explicit sex.

Definition of salacious


suggestive of or tending to moral looseness


lewd, obscene, raunchy


characterized by lust


lubricious, lustful, prurient

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Example Sentences for salacious

  • 1

    It's lewd, lascivious, salacious, outrageous

  • 2

    The contents are salacious, malicious and untruthful.

  • 3

    The goal is to be informative and educational, not salacious.

  • 4

    These are not just the particularly salacious parts.

  • 5

    In the beginning, she is portrayed as salacious and deceiving.

  • 6

    He then sold salacious stories to the press.

  • 7

    He thus was the frequent target of salacious humour.

  • 8

    He's the source for most of the salacious material anyway.

  • 9

    You should leave the salacious rumors to them.

  • 10

    Adding the most embarrassing image seems quite unneeded and salacious.