salacity

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin salācītātem, from salāx (salacious, lustful) +‎ -ity.

Noun[edit]

salacity (usually uncountable, plural salacities)

  1. (uncountable) The state or quality of being salacious; lewdness, obscenity, bawdiness.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.ii.2:
      Aristotle gives instance in sparrows, which are parum vivaces ob salacitatem, short-lived because of their salacity, which is very frequent […].
  2. (countable) An act which is salacious, (lewd, obscene or bawdy).

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