salacious

Something salacious is full of juicy details — but they're the kind of raunchy, lusty, dirty details you probably don't want to hear.

Implying a certain kind of moral looseness, salacious is often used to describe nasty gossip, obscene reports and steamy tales. Salacious things are usually not fit for general public consumption and probably need some kind of parental guidance warning. Think of the tawdry accounts of some politician's affair with a staffer, or a particularly sex-filled reality show on TV.

Definitions of salacious
  1. adjective
    suggestive of or tending to moral looseness
    salacious limericks”
    synonyms: lewd, obscene, raunchy
    dirty
    (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
  2. adjective
    characterized by lust
    “a salacious rooster of a little man”
    synonyms: lubricious, lustful, prurient
    sexy
    marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest
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