Definition of Obscene

1. Adjective. Designed to incite to indecency or lust. "The dance often becomes flagrantly obscene"

Similar to: Indecent
Derivative terms: Obscenity

2. Adjective. Offensive to the mind. "The most repulsive character in recent novels"

3. Adjective. Suggestive of or tending to moral looseness. "Salacious limericks"
Exact synonyms: Lewd, Raunchy, Salacious
Similar to: Dirty
Derivative terms: Lewdness, Obscenity, Raunch, Salaciousness, Salacity

Definition of Obscene

1. a. Offensive to chastity or modesty; expressing or presenting to the mind or view something which delicacy, purity, and decency forbid to be exposed; impure; as, obscene language; obscene pictures.

Definition of Obscene

1. Adjective. Offensive to current standards of decency or morality ¹

2. Adjective. Lewd or lustful ¹

3. Adjective. Disgusting or repulsive ¹

4. Adjective. Beyond all reason ¹

5. Adjective. Liable to deprave or corrupt ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Obscene

1. indecent [adj -SCENER, -SCENEST] - See also: indecent

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obscene

obpyriform
obradovicite
obreniform
obreption
obreptions
obreptitious
obrogate
obrogated
obrogates
obrogating
obrok
obroks
obround
obrounds
obsagittate
obscene (current term)
obscenely
obscener
obscenest
obscenities
obscenity
obscurant
obscurantic
obscurantism
obscurantisms
obscurantist
obscurantists
obscurants
obscuration
obscurations

Literary usage of Obscene

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"An obscene libel is an obscene writing, book, or print. ... To publish any obscene writing or print, or any book containing obscene matter, by selling or ..."

2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
"obscene—OBSCENITY In Rev. St | 3893, as amended in 1888, making It a misdemeanor to mail any obscene writing, the word "obscene" should be given fully as ..."

3. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"In a prosecution for the publication of an obscene libel, the court said: "That It did not matter whether the things published in the book were true, ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice, Pleadings by Joseph Chitty, Richard Peters (1819)
"... a certain other wicked, nasty, filthy, bawdy, impious, and obscene libel, did unlawfully, wickedly, and impiously sell and cause and procure to be sold, ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"To sustain a conviction under this statute the following facts must be proved : First, that the article or printed matter was obscene or intended for an ..."

6. A Treatise on Criminal Pleading and Practice by Francis Wharton (1889)
"And in any view it is proper on principle, that the obscene paper should be in some way individuated.1 619 ; Com. v. Holmes, 17 Mass. 336 ; Com. v. ..."

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