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English adjective: indecent

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


SamplesWas buried with indecent haste.
Indecorous behavior.
Language unbecoming to a lady.
Unseemly to use profanity.
Moved to curb their untoward ribaldry.


Synonymsindecorous, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, untoward


Similarimproper


Antonymsproper

2. indecent offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters


SamplesAn earthy but not indecent story.
An indecent gesture.


Similarcrude, earthy, gross, Hollywood, indelicate, obscene, suggestive, vulgar


See alsodirty, improper, indecorous, indelicate


Antonymsdecent

3. indecent offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance


SamplesA bathing suit considered indecent by local standards.


Similarimmodest


Antonymsmodest









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