Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Salaciousness.
- n. uncountable The state or quality of being salacious; lewdness, obscenity, bawdiness.
- n. countable An act which is salacious (lewd, obscene or bawdy).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Strong propensity to venery; lust; lecherousness.
- n. the trait of behaving in an obscene manner
- From Latin salācītātem, from salāx (“salacious, lustful”) + -ity. (Wiktionary)
“Aristotle gives instance in sparrows, which are parum vivaces ob salacitatem,  short lived because of their salacity, which is very frequent, as”
“Mr. Hendrickson handles this material sympathetically and intelligently, and entirely without salacity.”
“It was a paltry and pathetic little library of flagellation, titillation and salacity, incapable, he thought, of stimulating any emotion beyond ennui and vague disgust.”
“In this astonishingly fine and serious book, which by no means skips the elements of scandal and salacity, Zachary Leader has struck a near-ideal balance between the life and the work, and has traced the filiations between the two without any strain or pretension.”
“Or English public schools! imposing the stain of salacity on perfectly decent old English words like “gay””
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“She had had no experience with this class of individuals whatsoever, and did not know the salacity and humour of the theatrical tribe.”
“But she said that duty was her watchword when it wasn't salacity and she pursed her lips as her mind contended with Dennis Luxford's recent visit to Baverstock.”
“There is undeniably a streak of salacity in human nature, and some very eminent men of letters have from time to time, in the intervals of more noble occupation, permitted themselves to express it.”
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