What does indecent mean?

Definitions for indecentɪnˈdi sənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, untoward(adj)

    not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society

    "was buried with indecent haste"; "indecorous behavior"; "language unbecoming to a lady"; "unseemly to use profanity"; "moved to curb their untoward ribaldry"

  2. indecent(adj)

    offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters

    "an earthy but not indecent story"; "an indecent gesture"

  3. indecent(adj)

    offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance

    "a bathing suit considered indecent by local standards"


  1. indecent(Adjective)

    offensive to good taste

  2. indecent(Adjective)

    not in keeping with conventional moral values; improper, immodest or unseemly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indecent(adj)

    not decent; unfit to be seen or heard; offensive to modesty and delicacy; as, indecent language

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indecent

    in-dē′sent, adj. offensive to common modesty: unbecoming: gross, obscene.—n. Indē′cency, quality of being indecent: anything violating modesty or seemliness.—adv. Indē′cently.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indecent in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indecent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Milan Kundera:

    When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.

  2. Fabrice:

    A Scottish, mopping his brow with his kilt was accused of indecent exposure!

  3. Isaac Chiranganyika:

    There are scenes in the film that are just too indecent to be shown to the public.

  4. F. H. Bradley:

    There are those who so dislike the nude that they find something indecent in the naked truth.

  5. Walter Kerr:

    Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them.

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