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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


From Latin salāx, salāc-, fond of leaping, lustful, from salīre, to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin salāx ("provocative, lustful"), from saliō ("leap, jump; copulate"). (Wiktionary)



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