Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being racy; peculiarly characteristic and piquant flavor or style; spiciness; pungency.
- n. The property of being racy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being racy; peculiar and piquant flavor.
- n. a strong odor or taste property
- n. behavior or language bordering on indelicacy
“In response to the general 'raciness' of the photos, he said,”
“But the Daily News went after him head-to-head and they were ashamed of the kind of raciness they were gonna have to do and they didn't do it.”
“Parts of the evening had a degree of raciness the stage might not have seen before.”
“It was this raciness, allied to his remarkable facility with languages and a relish for the unconventional – perhaps a distaste for the conventional as well – that led him into some of the byways of Francophone literature, including the crique-craque tradition of Haitian folk fables, which he would assert were superior to those of La Fontaine, especially to anyone who expressed the opposite view.”
“Still he hates to disappoint, so he did write back apologising for his apparent lack of raciness.”
“That excerpt is also a good indication of the clip's raciness.”
“TVGuide.com: A lot of parents aren't too keen on the raciness of the show.”
“In her humorous raciness, Sophie Tucker could be viewed as a precursor of today's strong female singers.”
“They were, reportedly, some of the few examples in that book that went beyond the raciness of a Playboy cartoon.”
“I know something about raciness and spouses and I can tell you that Mrs. Newsom is getting a raw deal on this point.”
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