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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: salax 'liking to jump, full of sexual desire', from salire 'to jump'

salacious

adjective
     
sa‧la‧cious formal
showing too much interest in sex:
the media's love of salacious gossip
salaciously adverb
salaciousness noun [uncountable]

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