Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being racy; peculiarly characteristic and piquant flavor or style; spiciness; pungency.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being racy; peculiar and piquant flavor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The property of being racy.

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

  • noun a strong odor or taste property
  • noun behavior or language bordering on indelicacy

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Examples

  • In response to the general 'raciness' of the photos, he said,

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  • 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.

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  • TVGuide.com: A lot of parents aren't too keen on the raciness of the show.

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  • 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.

    Translation

  • That excerpt is also a good indication of the clip's raciness.

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  • 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.

    On Douglas Parmée

  • 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.

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  • Parts of the evening had a degree of raciness the stage might not have seen before.

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  • Still he hates to disappoint, so he did write back apologising for his apparent lack of raciness.

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  • In her humorous raciness, Sophie Tucker could be viewed as a precursor of today's strong female singers.

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