Indecency

  • 1 indecency — I noun impropriety, indecorousness, indelicacy, obnoxiousness, tastelessness, unseemingliness, untastefulness, vulgarity associated concepts: indecent assault, indecent exposure, indecent liberties, indecent publications, lewd and lascivious… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Indecency — In*de cen*cy, n.; pl. {Indecencies}. [L. indecentia unseemliness: cf. F. ind[ e]cence.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being indecent; lack of decency, modesty, or good manners; obscenity. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is indecent; an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 indecency — (n.) 1580s, from L. indecentia unseemliness, impropriety, noun of quality from indecentem (see INDECENT (Cf. indecent)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 indecency — [n] obscenity, vulgarity bawdiness, coarseness, crudity, drunkenness, evil, foulness, grossness, immodesty, impropriety, impurity, incivility, indecorum, indelicacy, lewdness, licentiousness, offense, outrageousness, pornography, ribaldry,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 indecency — [in dē′sən sē] n. [L indecentia] 1. the state or quality of being indecent; lack of modesty, taste, or propriety 2. pl. indecencies an indecent act, statement, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 indecency — [[t]ɪndi͟ːs(ə)nsi[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT If you talk about the indecency of something or someone, you are indicating that you find them morally or sexually offensive. ...the indecency of their language. 2) N UNCOUNT In law, an act of indecency is an… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 indecency — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ gross ▪ public ▪ broadcast (AmE) ▪ legislation to multiply broadcast indecency fines PHRASES ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8 indecency — in|de|cen|cy [ ın disnsi ] noun uncount 1. ) the offensive or shocking nature of something 2. ) LEGAL in British law, indecency is a crime involving offensive sexual behavior: an act of gross indecency …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 indecency — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The quality of being indecent] Syn. coarseness, grossness, bawdiness, vulgarity; see lewdness . 2. [An instance of indecency] Syn. impurity, immodesty, offense, incivility, impropriety, indecorum, ribaldry, indelicacy,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 indecency —    an illegal sexual act    Nearly always by a male, but also used when an older woman copulates with a boy under the age of sixteen. Literally, it means unseemliness of any kind. In former use, it might refer to any extramarital sexual behaviour …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 11 indecency — noun (U) law behaviour that is sexually offensive, especially indecent exposure: gross indecency …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 indecency — UK [ɪnˈdiːs(ə)nsɪ] / US [ɪnˈdɪs(ə)nsɪ] noun [uncountable] 1) legal a crime involving offensive sexual behaviour an act of gross indecency 2) the offensive or shocking nature of something …

    English dictionary

  • 13 indecency — indecent ► ADJECTIVE 1) not conforming with accepted standards of behaviour or morality. 2) not appropriate; unseemly: indecent haste. DERIVATIVES indecency noun indecently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 indecency — noun Date: 1589 1. the quality or state of being indecent 2. something (as a word or action) that is indecent …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 indecency — /in dee seuhn see/, n., pl. indecencies for 4. 1. the quality or condition of being indecent. 2. impropriety or immodesty. 3. obscenity or indelicacy. 4. an indecent act, remark, etc. [1580 90; < L indecentia. See INDECENT, ENCY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 indecency — noun a) lack of decency; the property or degree of being indecent b) something showing lack of decency; something such as a word that is indecent …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 indecency — Synonyms and related words: Babbittry, andromania, aphrodisia, bad taste, biological urge, bodily appetite, bourgeois taste, camp, campiness, carnal desire, concupiscence, desire, eromania, eroticism, eroticomaniac, erotism, erotomania, fleshly… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 indecency — in|de|cen|cy [ınˈdi:sənsi] n plural indecencies 1.) [U] law behaviour that is sexually offensive, especially ↑indecent exposure 2.) formal an action that is shocking or offensive …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 indecency — in·de·cen·cy || ɪn dɪːsnsɪ n. immodesty; obscenity, lewdness; tastelessness, crudeness; improper or rude act or remark …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 indecency — n. 1. Indecorum, impropriety, unseemliness, offensiveness, outrageousness. 2. Indelicacy, coarseness, grossness, immodesty, impurity, obscenity, foulness, filthiness, vileness …

    New dictionary of synonyms