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English noun: obscenity

1. obscenity (attribute) the trait of behaving in an obscene manner

Synonymsbawdiness, lewdness, salaciousness, salacity

Broader (hypernym)indecency

Narrower (hyponym)dirtiness, smuttiness

2. obscenity (communication) an offensive or indecent word or phrase

Synonymsdirty word, filth, smut, vulgarism

Broader (hypernym)profanity

Narrower (hyponym)bawdry, bawdy, scatology

Domain usage membersass, asshole, bastard, bugger all, bull, bullshit, chickenshit, cock, cocksucker, crap, crap, dick, dickhead, dirt, dogshit, Fanny Adams, fuck, fuck all, fucking, horseshit, Irish bull, mother fucker, motherfucker, nookie, nooky, pecker, pee, peeing, peter, piece of ass, piece of tail, piss, pissing, poop, prick, prick, putz, roll in the hay, screw, screwing, shaft, shag, shit, shit, shit, shite, shitless, shtup, SOB, son of a bitch, sweet Fanny Adams, tool, turd, whoreson

3. obscenity (act) an obscene act

Broader (hypernym)impropriety, indecency

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