American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a slippery or smooth quality.
- adj. Shifty or tricky.
- adj. Lewd; wanton.
- adj. Sexually stimulating; salacious.
- adj. having a smooth or slippery quality
- adj. characterized by lust
- Latin lubricus ("slippery") (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of lubricous, from Latin lūbricus, slippery; see sleubh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Frequent commenter Peter has no time for these lubricious political reveries either, nor do some of the more humane folks over at the new Western Standard.”
“Feeling a bit lubricious herself she stood in front of the art cinema where she had enjoyed Avenue Montaigne.”
“Steam rose slowly from cooling streets mingling with viscous fog, enshrouding lubricious night.”
“Toyota Motor Sales Pull it all together and you have a car that is marginally slower than a Prius due to its curb weight but more refined, quiet, spoiling and lubricious.”
“Pull it all together and you have a car that is marginally slower than a Prius due to its curb weight but more refined, quiet, spoiling and lubricious.”
“The Guardian's art critic Adrian Searle described Kelley's 2004 Tate Liverpool show, in which he placed his work alongside controversial work by artists including Sarah Lucas and the Chapmans, as "fascinating, lubricious, frightening and appalling … an inventory of good art and bad; the creepy, the weird, the stupid, the unpleasant, the misconceived and the plain nasty".”
“Thus he prints extracts from the lubricious examination of Monica Lewinsky by Kenneth W. Starr and pairs them with extracts from Fournier's interrogation of the villagers of Montaillou to demonstrate "the same attention to mundane social interaction," the same "pains to document the precise geography and chronology of illicit relations," and the same tendency to "linger over the use of unusual sexual aids.”
“Carlo Boccadoro's Ritratto di musico conjured the perpetual motion of the fifth, with lubricious brass slides and busy timpani work.”
“Audi The "R8" in the name denotes that it's one of Audi's lubricious midengine, two-seat supercars.”
“But after Kerik broke his promise to leave his wife and then began stalking Regan and allegedly her son, lubricious tidbits about their relationship appeared in the Daily News, chronicled by reporter Russ Buettner.”
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