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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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The marginal climate and chalky soils of Champagne confer a unique combination of delicacy, richness, raciness and minerality on the wines, which are made primarily from chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier.
The music and songs ranged from traditional Berber pentatonic music to the wild raciness of flamenco and off around the Mediterranean Sea to pull in the musical nuances of the countries that receive its powerful waves .
Added to the raciness of life, a sense that things should change overnight, to become 'modern' and be seen as modern, leading to new social hierarchies as party people are overnight promoted to positions of power and they, in turn, try to transform overnight their and their relatives' social position.
Walsh presides with little judicial restraint on a show you'll find guilty of selective raciness and plenty of laughs.
And the E-Class Cab has some of the raciness and attitude of an SL or SLK, but room for everybody.
It really does look the part and has more of an air of raciness than pure SUV.
If you prefer the herbaceous, raciness of a Kiwi sauvignon blanc, try Ara Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough, New Zealand (PS9.
Alternatively, if you prefer the herbaceous, raciness of a Kiwi sauvignon blanc, try Ara Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough, New Zealand (PS9.
The performance features cheeky camp raciness but it's also inventive.
They also read the same speech in the manner of a newsreader, in the style of an advertisement for fast food, with the raciness of a sports commentator and delivered with the sententiousness of a judge.
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Adding to the Optima Hybrid's newfound raciness are custom leather seats with green stitching to match the exterior trim color.