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racy

adjective uk   /ˈreɪ.si/ us  
(of speech or writing) exciting, especially because of being about sex, or (of someone or something) having an exciting, interesting, and attractive appearance, sometimes in a sexual way: a racy story a racy style a racy advertisement racy swimwear She is trying to create a racier image for herself.Relating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheekyExciting and interesting
racily
adverb uk   /-sɪ.li/ us  
raciness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of racy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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