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adj. rac·i·er, rac·i·est
1. Having a distinctive and characteristic quality or taste.
2. Strong and sharp in flavor or odor; piquant or pungent.
3. Risqué; ribald.
4. Vigorous; lively.

[From race.]

rac′i·ly adv.
rac′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.raciness - a strong odor or taste propertyraciness - a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"; "the raciness of the wine"
spicery, spiciness, spice - the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
2.raciness - behavior or language bordering on indelicacy
indelicacy - the trait of being indelicate and offensive
ذَكاء الطَّعْم


[ˈreɪsɪnɪs] Nlo picante


n (of speech, style, play)Schwung m, → Feuer nt; (= risqué nature)Gewagtheit f


(ˈreisi) adjective
lively. a racy style of writing.
ˈracily adverb
ˈraciness noun
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It really does look the part and has more of an air of raciness than pure SUV.