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obscene
adj. vulgar; improper, indecent (especially of sexual indecency); profane

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Obscenity
An obscenity is any statement or act which strongly offends the prevalent morality of the time. It is derived from the Latin obscaena (offstage) a cognate of the Ancient Greek root skene, because some potentially offensive content, such as murder or sex, was depicted offstage in classical drama. The word can be used to indicate a strong moral repugnance, in expressions such as "obscene profits" or "the obscenity of war".

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obscene

Adjective
1. designed to incite to indecency or lust; "the dance often becomes flagrantly obscene"- Margaret Mead
(similar) indecent
2. offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"
(synonym) abhorrent, detestable, repugnant, repulsive
(similar) offensive
3. suggestive of or tending to moral looseness; "lewd whisperings of a dirty old man"; "an indecent gesture"; "obscene telephone calls"; "salacious limericks"
(synonym) lewd, raunchy, salacious
(similar) dirty


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obscène
adj. obscene, dirty, nasty; lewd, unprintable

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obscene
příd.jm. obscénní; sprostý; nehorázný


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