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salacious

A poetic (i.e., non-medical) adjective referring to sexual arousal, in particular with an element of or basis in indecency or lechery.

salacious

(sĕ-lā′shŭs) [L. salax, lustful]
Lustful or inciting to lust.
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He manages, for example, to suggest that the authorities condemned John Wilkes's North Briton famous issue number forty-five for its salaciousness, when it actually gained notoriety for its criticism of the King's speech at the close of Parliament in 1763.
We took this salaciousness as a sign of intimacy, of affectionate familiarity with a notable woman, and as a Protestant riposte to the "great man"--or "woman"--tendencies of Catholic hagiographic enshrining.
Beside the potential for salaciousness contained in Francisca's story (as well as its misogynistic note of skepticism), it is revelatory of what might be termed the socially real "beata solution.
Salaciousness has not been overlooked either, just academically packaged.
Lib Dem MP David Alton said: "We're in danger of sinking into a pit of salaciousness and violence.
In fact, Solbert proposes an illuminating comparison on the grounds of salaciousness of the Hemingway passages Dawley marked with, say, the first 25 lines of Romeo and Juliet, or lines 15-25 of Act II, Scene 2, of King Lear.
I'm sorry to disappoint you but, if you're expecting the conference to be one long week of salaciousness, the pickings are rather thin.
The well-written show was known for being sharp, issues-oriented and short on salaciousness.
Apparently, the doll arrived in a box with separately packaged female genitalia (naturally) and engagement ring (gulp), and Simmons manages to steer a path between these two operative poles, using the strange pathos inherent in her subject's emotional function to temper the obvious salaciousness of its physical one.
Los Angeles Times' TJ Simers said, "Who knew the lengths the NFL would go to sabotage the Lingerie Bowl" and New York Daily News' Mike Raissmann added, "What the NFL did was fight salaciousness with salaciousness.
While it certainly excludes the salaciousness, and even the dark menace, of the Restoration stage's engagement with such matters, it is a play with an unexpected black edge to it and a cool contemporary realism about the seduction and sexuality of women.
I can see nothing adult in peddling films and books whose attraction is in their intentional salaciousness and ability to stimulate sexual fantasies.