Obscenity

  • 1obscenity — ob·scen·i·ty /äb se nə tē/ n pl ties 1: the quality or state of being obscene 2: something (as an utterance or act) that is obscene; also: obscene material Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2Obscenity — Ob*scen i*ty, n.; pl. {Obscenities}. [L. obscentias: cf. F. obsc[ e]nit[ e].] That quality in words or things which presents what is offensive to chastity or purity of mind; obscene or impure lanquage or acts; moral impurity; lewdness;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3Obscenity — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Death Metal Gründung 1989 Aktuelle Besetzung …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 4obscenity — (n.) c.1600, obscene quality, from L. obscenitatem (nom. obscenitas) inauspiciousness, filthiness, from obscenus (see OBSCENE (Cf. obscene)). Meaning a foul or loathsome act is 1610s. Sense of an obscene utterance or word is attested by 1690.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5obscenity — [n] indecency, immorality; vulgarism abomination, affront, atrocity, bawdiness, blight, blueness*, coarseness, curse, dirtiness, dirty name*, dirty word*, evil, filthiness, foulness, four letter word*, immodesty, impropriety, impurity, indecency …

    New thesaurus

  • 6obscenity — ► NOUN (pl. obscenities) 1) the state or quality of being obscene. 2) an obscene action, image, or expression …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7obscenity — [äb sen′ə tē, əbsen′ə tē; ] also, chiefly Brit [, äbsēn′ə tē, əbsēn′ə tē] n. [Fr obscénité < L obscenitas] 1. the state or quality of being obscene 2. pl. obscenities an obscene remark, act, event, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 8Obscenity — Part of a series on Censorship By media …

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  • 9obscenity — /euhb sen i tee, see ni /, n., pl. obscenities for 2, 3. 1. the character or quality of being obscene; indecency; lewdness. 2. something obscene, as a picture or story. 3. an obscene word or expression, esp. when used as an invective. [1600 10; < …

    Universalium

  • 10obscenity — [[t]ɒbse̱nɪti[/t]] obscenities 1) N UNCOUNT Obscenity is behaviour, art, or language that is sexual and offends or shocks people. He insisted these photographs were not art but obscenity... James Joyce justified his use of obscenity on the&#8230; …

    English dictionary

  • 11obscenity — noun … OF OBSCENITY ▪ stream, string VERB + OBSCENITY ▪ mutter, scream, shout, yell ▪ He shouted a stream of obscenities …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12obscenity — UK [əbˈsenətɪ] / US [ɑbˈsenətɪ] noun Word forms obscenity : singular obscenity plural obscenities 1) [uncountable] behaviour or language that is sexually offensive, especially in a film, book, or play 2) [countable, usually plural] a word or&#8230; …

    English dictionary

  • 13obscenity — The character or quality of being obscene; conduct tending to corrupt the public morals by its indecency or lewdness. Material is obscene if, considered as a whole, its predominant appeal is to prurient interest, that is, a shameful or morbid&#8230; …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14obscenity — noun a) Something that is obscene. Martha wouldnt go into the art museum because, as she put it, They have obscenities just sitting out, on display! b) An act of obscene behaviour. Bestiality was outlawed as an obscenity in the strongly&#8230; …

    Wiktionary

  • 15obscenity — ob|scen|i|ty [əbˈsenıti] n plural obscenities 1.) [U] sexually offensive language or behaviour, especially in a book, play, film etc ▪ laws against obscenity 2.) [C usually plural] a sexually offensive word or action →↑swear ▪ drunken youths&#8230; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16obscenity — noun 1) the over the top obscenity of the musical interludes Syn: indecency, immorality, impropriety, salaciousness, smuttiness, smut, lewdness, impurity, crudeness, vulgarity, dirtiness, dirt, filth, coarseness, crudity; profanity; …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17obscenity — /əbˈsɛnəti/ (say uhb senuhtee), /ɒb / (say ob ) noun (plural obscenities) 1. obscene quality or character; indecency. 2. something obscene, as language, a remark, an expression, etc.: *Several thousand angry demonstrators surrounded Los Angeles&#8230; …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 18obscenity — noun (plural ties) Date: 1589 1. the quality or state of being obscene 2. something (as an utterance or act) that is obscene …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19obscenity — An obscene representation or display, particularly of the human body or of a part of it, represents it in abstraction from human commitments and emotions, but not entirely objectively either (as in medical textbooks); rather the body or part of&#8230; …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 20obscenity — Synonyms and related words: Rabelaisianism, X rated movie, abominability, animality, bad language, baseness, bawdiness, bawdry, beastliness, billingsgate, blue language, blue movie, carnality, clitoromania, coarseness, colorful language,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus