salaciousness (saˈlaciousness) or salacity (səˈlæsɪtɪ)
Word origin of 'salacious'
C17: from Latin salax fond of leaping, from salīre to leap
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graded adjective & adjective [usu ADJ n]
If you describe something such as a book or joke as salacious, you think that it deals with sexual matters in an unnecessarily detailed way. ⇒ The newspapers once again filled their columns with salacious details. ⇒ ...a wildly salacious novel.
salaciousnessuncountable nounprurience ⇒ The book is written without a hint of salaciousness.