RACIER

RACY

racy

(adjective) designed or suitable for competing in a race

blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy

(adjective) 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”

lively, racy

(adjective) full of zest or vigor; “a racy literary style”

racy, full-bodied, rich, robust

(adjective) marked by richness and fullness of flavor; “a rich ruby port”; “full-bodied wines”; “a robust claret”; “the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Adjective

racier

comparative form of racy

Anagrams

• Carrie, Cierra, carrie

Source: Wiktionary


RACY

Ra"cy, a. [Compar. Racier; superl. Raciest.] Etym: [From Race a tribe, family.]

1. Having a strong flavor indicating origin; of distinct characteristic taste; tasting of the soil; hence, fresh; rich. The racy wine, Late from the mellowing cask restored to light. Pope.

2. Hence: Exciting to the mental taste by a strong or distinctive character of thought or language; peculiar and piquant; fresh and lively. Our raciest, most idiomatic popular word. M. Arnold. Burn's English, though not so racy as his Scotch, is generally correct. H. Coleridge. The rich and racy humor of a natural converser fresh from the plow. Prof. Wilson.

Syn.

– Spicy; spirited; lively; smart; piquant.

– Racy, Spicy. Racy refers primarily to that peculiar flavor which certain wines are supposed to derive from the soil in which the grapes were grown; and hence we call a style or production racy when it "smacks of the soil," or has an uncommon degree of natural freshness and distinctiveness of thought and language. Spicy, when applied, has reference to a spirit and pungency added by art, seasoning the matter like a condiment. It does not, like racy, suggest native peculiarity. A spicy article in a magazine; a spicy retort. Racy in conversation; a racy remark. Rich, racy verses, in which we The soil from which they come, taste, smell, and see. Cowley.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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Word of the Day

8 February 2023

DEVOLVE

(verb) pass on or delegate to another; “The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital”


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