Definition of Obscene in English :

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Obscene meaning in English

Meaning of Obscene in English

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1. obscene

designed to incite to indecency or lust

Example Sentences:
'the dance often becomes flagrantly obscene'

2. abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant, repulsive

offensive to the mind

Example Sentences:
'an abhorrent deed'
'the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee'
'morally repugnant customs'
'repulsive behavior'
'the most repulsive character in recent novels'

3. lewd, obscene, raunchy, salacious

suggestive of or tending to moral looseness

Example Sentences:
'lewd whisperings of a dirty old man'
'an indecent gesture'
'obscene telephone calls'
'salacious limericks'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of obscene
offensive or outrageous to accepted standards of decency or modesty
2. law
(of publications) having a tendency to deprave or corrupt
disgusting; repellent
an obscene massacre

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see synonyms of obscene
offensive to one's feelings, or to prevailing notions, of modesty or decency; lewd
disgusting; repulsive
3.  Law
designating or of books, films, etc. which when judged by contemporary community standards, are found to appeal to a prurient interest in sex, be patently offensive, and have no serious artistic, scientific, or social value

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of obscene
a. Offensive to accepted standards of decency.
b. Law Of or relating to materials that can be regulated or criminalized because their depiction of nudity, sex, or excretion is patently offensive and without artistic or scientific value.
a. Morally repulsive; disgusting: "The way he writes about the disease that killed her is simply obscene" (Michael Korda).
b. So extreme in amount as to be objectionable or outrageous: "hammered by stratospheric rents and obscene taxes" (Joe Queenan).

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