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English adjective: obscene

1. obscene designed to incite to indecency or lust

SamplesThe dance often becomes flagrantly obscene.



2. obscene offensive to the mind

SamplesAn abhorrent deed.
The obscene massacre at Wounded Knee.
Morally repugnant customs.
Repulsive behavior.
The most repulsive character in recent novels.

Synonymsabhorrent, detestable, repugnant, repulsive



3. obscene suggestive of or tending to moral looseness

SamplesLewd whisperings of a dirty old man.
An indecent gesture.
Obscene telephone calls.
Salacious limericks.

Synonymslewd, raunchy, salacious


Antonymsunobjectionable, clean

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