- (uncountable) The state or quality of being salacious; lewdness, obscenity, bawdiness.
- 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):, II.ii.2:
- Aristotle gives instance in sparrows, which are parum vivaces ob salacitatem, short-lived because of their salacity, which is very frequent […].
- (countable) An act which is salacious, (lewd, obscene or bawdy).
the state or quality of being salacious
a salacious act