racy

Something that's racy is zesty and exciting. The racy thriller you checked out of the library is so engrossing that you can't put it down, even at bedtime.

You can use the adjective racy for things that are robust or full of flavor, especially wine. It's also a good way to describe zesty, thrilling things, like racy movie plots, as well as things that are bawdy or verge on inappropriate, like the racy videos that are blocked on your school's computers. This word comes from an old meaning of race, "flavor."

Primary Meanings of racy

1.
adj
marked by richness and fullness of flavor
2.
adj
designed or suitable for competing in a race
Full Definitions of racy
1

adj marked by richness and fullness of flavor

Synonyms:
full-bodied, rich, robust
tasty
pleasing to the sense of taste

adj full of zest or vigor

“a racy literary style”
Synonyms:
lively
spirited
displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

adj suggestive of sexual impropriety

racy anecdotes”
Synonyms:
blue, gamey, gamy, juicy, naughty, risque, spicy
sexy
marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest
2

adj designed or suitable for competing in a race

Synonyms:
mobile
moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)

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