obsceneness

  • 1 Obsceneness — Obscene Ob*scene , a. [L. obscenus, obscaenus, obscoenus, ill looking, filthy, obscene: cf. F. obsc[ e]ne.] [1913 Webster] 1. Offensive to chastity or modesty; expressing or presenting to the mind or view something which delicacy, purity, and… …

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  • 2 obsceneness — ob·scene·ness …

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  • 3 obsceneness — nnə̇s noun ( es) : obscenity 1a …

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  • 4 Obscenities — Obscenity 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;… …

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  • 5 Obscenity — 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;… …

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  • 6 obscene — obscenely, adv. obsceneness, n. /euhb seen /, adj. 1. offensive to morality or decency; indecent; depraved: obscene language. 2. causing uncontrolled sexual desire. 3. abominable; disgusting; repulsive. [1585 95; < L obscenus, obscaenus] * * * …

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  • 7 obscenity — n. 1. Indecency, indelicacy, immodesty, unchastity, lewdness, obsceneness. 2. Ribaldry, lewdness, smuttiness, indelicacy …

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  • 8 indecency — n 1. impropriety, improperness, indecorum, indecorousness; gaucheness, gaucherie, uncouthness, crassness, boorishness, rudeness, ill breeding, unmannerliness, ill manneredness, uncivility, uncivilness, ungentlemanliness; inappropriateness,… …

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  • 9 lasciviousness — n 1. lewdness, lechery, lecherousness, lubricity, goatishness, ruttishness; lust, lustfulness, concupiscence, prurience, pruriency, libidinousness, salacity, salaciousness; carnality, carnalness, car nalism, sensuality, voluptuousness,… …

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  • 10 lewdness — n 1. lechery, lecherousness, lubricity, goatishness, ruttishness; lust, lustfulness, concupiscence, prurience, pruriency, libidinousness, salacity, salaciousness; carnality, carnalness, carnalism, sensuality, voluptuousness, promiscuity,… …

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  • 11 obscenity — n 1. indecency, vulgarity, vulgarness, salaciousness, vileness, foulness, obsceneness; filthiness, nastiness, Sl. raunchiness; lecherousness, lubricity, lustfulness, bawdiness, libidinousness, concupiscence, carnality, carnalness; licentiousness …

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  • 12 ribaldry — n 1. scurrility, scurrilousness, abusiveness, blackguardism, profaneness; indecency, shamelessness, suggestivity, immodesty, indelicacy; offen siveness, grossness, rankness, repulsiveness, repulsivi ty; vulgarity, vulgarness, obsceneness,… …

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  • 13 vulgarism — n 1. indecency, obsceneness, grossness. See vulgarity(defs. 1, 2). 2. obscenity, ribaldry, profanity. See vulgarity(def. 3) …

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  • 14 vulgarity — n 1. ignorance, unsophistication, unawareness, naTvete, naTveness; gaucheness, gaucherie, uncouthness, crassness, rudeness, boorishness, brut ishness, rawness; ill breeding, unmannerliness; i 11 manneredness, uncivility, uncivilness,… …

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  • 15 obscene — /əbˈsin / (say uhb seen), /ɒb / (say ob ) adjective 1. offensive to modesty or decency; indecent; inciting to lust or sexual depravity; lewd: obscene pictures. 2. abominable; disgusting; repulsive: *It was always the white man s good luck that… …

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  • 16 decency — [n] respectable behavior appropriateness, ceremoniousness, civility, conventionality, correctness, courtesy, decorum, dignity, etiquette, fitness, fittingness, formality, good form, good manners, honesty, modesty, propriety, respectability,… …

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  • 17 obscene — adj. 1 offensively or repulsively indecent, esp. by offending accepted sexual morality. 2 colloq. highly offensive or repugnant (an obscene accumulation of wealth). 3 Brit. Law (of a publication) tending to deprave or corrupt. Derivatives:… …

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