Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
racy

rac·y

racy

pronunciation:
reI si
part of speech: adjective
inflections: racier, raciest
definition 1: characterized by sexual suggestiveness; off-color; bawdy.
a racy joke
synonyms:
bawdy, off-color, risqué, suggestive, titillating
antonyms:
prim
similar words:
dirty, indecent, lewd, obscene, prurient, raunchy, ribald, salacious, smutty, spicy, vulgar
definition 2: lively and exciting in style.
a racy novel
synonyms:
exciting, lively, stirring
antonyms:
dull, lifeless
similar words:
animated, bouncy, exuberant, peppy, spirited, sprightly, vigorous, vivacious
derivations: racily (adv.), raciness (n.)