racy


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rac·y

 (rā′sē)
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.

racy

(ˈreɪsɪ)
adj, racier or raciest
1. (of a person's manner, literary style, etc) having a distinctively lively and spirited quality; fresh
2. having a characteristic or distinctive flavour: a racy wine.
3. suggestive; slightly indecent; risqué: a racy comedy.
ˈracily adv
ˈraciness n

rac•y

(ˈreɪ si)

adj. rac•i•er, rac•i•est.
1. slightly improper or indelicate; risqué.
2. vigorous; lively; spirited.
3. sprightly; pungent: a racy literary style.
4. having an agreeably peculiar taste or flavor, as wine or fruit.
[1645–55]
rac′i•ly, adv.
rac′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.racy - full of zest or vigor; "a racy literary style"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
2.racy - marked by richness and fullness of flavor; "a rich ruby port"; "full-bodied wines"; "a robust claret"; "the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee"
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
3.racy - suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip"
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"
4.racy - designed or suitable for competing in a race
mobile - moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"

racy

adjective
1. risqué, naughty, indecent, bawdy, blue, broad, spicy (informal), suggestive, smutty, off colour, immodest, indelicate, near the knuckle (informal) Her novels may be racy but they don't fight shy of larger issues.
2. lively, spirited, exciting, dramatic, entertaining, stimulating, sexy (informal), sparkling, vigorous, energetic, animated, heady, buoyant, exhilarating, zestful very high-quality wines with quite a racy character

racy

adjective
Bordering on indelicacy or impropriety:
Translations
ذَكي الطَّعْم
živý
frisk
borsosízes
líflegur
dzīvsvitāls
jadrnýsvojrázny

racy

[ˈreɪsɪ] ADJ (racier (compar) (raciest (superl))) [style, speech, humour] → picante

racy

[ˈreɪsi] adj [novel, language, performance, style] (= risqué) → osé(e) (= lively and amusing) → pittoresque

racy

adj (+er)
speech, style, playschwungvoll, feurig; (= risqué)gewagt
winefeurig
(inf) carrasant

racy

[ˈreɪsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (style) → spigliato/a, brioso/a; (humour, talk) → un po' spinto/a

racy

(ˈreisi) adjective
lively. a racy style of writing.
ˈracily adverb
ˈraciness noun
References in classic literature ?
However, as a rule her conversation was made up of racy tale about the privacies of the chief families of the town (for she went harvesting among their kitchens every time she came to the village), and Tom enjoyed this.
They got down from their perches and told each other impolite stories in racy language, every word of which reached me distinctly over the bulwarks as I sat smoking on the main-hatch.
"DEAR SIR--Please advertise a series of twelve Racy Prints, from my fertile pencil, entitled, 'Scenes of Modern Prison Life,' by Thersites Junior.
It was racy and insolent with heliotrope; he hurled it to the floor.
How I wish I could reproduce the glamour of his discourses, the peculiar mixture of accurate knowledge and of racy imagination which gave them their fascination, until even the Professor's cynical and sceptical smile would gradually vanish from his thin face as he listened.
But I wish I could give here the pictures, coloured and racy, which Captain Nichols' vivid narrative offered to the imagination.
Well, the king was out of the hole; and on terms satisfactory to the Church and the rest of the aristoc- racy, no doubt.
Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavour, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.
"There was the soul of Cratinus - passable: Aristophanes - racy: Plato exquisite not your Plato, but Plato the comic poet; your Plato would have turned the stomach of Cerberus - faugh!
He entertained us with a long account of his achievements, which he narrated with such infinite relish, that he actually seemed to lick his lips as he told us racy anecdotes of stolen plate, and of old ladies whom he had watched as they sat at windows in silver spectacles (he had plainly had an eye to their metal even from the other side of the street) and had afterwards robbed.
The actor is collaborating with rapper Honey Singh on a racy Punjabi track for the upcoming flick, Bazaar, reports Mumbai Mirror.
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