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  • n. The state or characteristic of being salacious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being salacious; lust; lecherousness; strong propensity to venery.

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

  • n. the trait of behaving in an obscene manner


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  • All I know about salaciousness is that various women's committees and other self-appointed censors are against it.

    Sex and Violence on the Bookstalls

  • Still, Lat faced questions about the "salaciousness" of the postings, purported inaccuracies of the content and accusations that it fosters an environment of panic. - Newswire

  • The British media may be attacked for the weakness of its investigative reporting and the salaciousness and dodgy practices of the tabloids, but I would rather err on the side of a profession that is hard to control than one that is pliant.

    Privacy decisions can't just be left to judges and politicians

  • But there is nothing like being able to offer salaciousness, in the guise of serious news, to arouse the viewing public.

    Rabbi Irwin Kula: The Roasting Of Weiner And The Public Good

  • The story is a classic one, well-told, managing to tread the difficult line between conveying thehorrific crime without salaciousness, and sympathy with the victim and her family.

    Book review

  • Because the combination of sex, class warfare and the race card formed a trifecta for salaciousness.

    Men and Women at Yale, Is Boola Boola a Sexist Chant?

  • But beyond the potential salaciousness, "Number One," is a great song, an energetic baby-maker with Keri Hilson that flips into a double-time house track a few bars before each chorus to show you just how fast of a slow jam it is.

    Is pee or isn't?

  • Equally problematic is that positive stories don't generate much interest or traffic on the web, according to the panelists, so content producers must rely heavily on gossip, salaciousness, and/or celebrity to attract eyeballs.

    Zondra Hughes: Ebony, Jet, Rolling Out, Defender: The Future of Black Publications

  • But, all salaciousness aside, I have to agree with the Republicans this year, and award the Worst Political Scandal the "Fast and Furious" program of allowing guns to be trafficked to Mexico by drug gangs.

    Chris Weigant: My 2011 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

  • A trauma bond is a delicate thing to build a show on — it makes for something voyeuristic without the salaciousness.

    Family Really Matters on The Judds


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