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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



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


3. indecent offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance

SamplesA bathing suit considered indecent by local standards.



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