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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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