Definitions for obsceneəbˈsin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obscene(adj)

    designed to incite to indecency or lust

    "the dance often becomes flagrantly obscene"-Margaret Mead

  2. abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant, repulsive(adj)

    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"

  3. lewd, obscene, raunchy, salacious(adj)

    suggestive of or tending to moral looseness

    "lewd whisperings of a dirty old man"; "an indecent gesture"; "obscene telephone calls"; "salacious limericks"


  1. obscene(Adjective)

    Offensive to current standards of decency or morality

  2. obscene(Adjective)

    Lewd or lustful

  3. obscene(Adjective)

    Disgusting or repulsive

  4. obscene(Adjective)

    Beyond all reason

  5. obscene(Adjective)

    Liable to deprave or corrupt

  6. Origin: Ultimately from the obscenus, obscaenus, perhaps viâ ; compare the Modern obscène.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obscene

    offensive to chastity or modesty; expressing of presenting to the mind or view something which delicacy, purity, and decency forbid to be exposed; impure; as, obscene language; obscene pictures

  2. Obscene

    foul; fifthy; disgusting

  3. Obscene

    inauspicious; ill-omened

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