Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Appealing to or stimulating sexual desire; lascivious.
  • adj. Lustful; bawdy.

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  • adj. Promoting sexual desire or lust.
  • adj. Lascivious, bawdy, obscene, lewd.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Having a propensity to venery; lustful; lecherous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lustful; lecherous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by lust
  • adj. suggestive of or tending to moral looseness

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin salāx, salāc-, fond of leaping, lustful, from salīre, to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots.

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From Latin salāx ("provocative, lustful"), from saliō ("leap, jump; copulate").

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  • The antonym is incorrect.

    June 12, 2009

  • Sassy.

    November 30, 2007

  • You're right! It sounds slithery and sizzly and sibilant all at once.

    November 30, 2007

  • I love the sound, the shape, the implications of this word . . .

    November 30, 2007