indecency


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in·de·cen·cy

 (ĭn-dē′sən-sē)
n. pl. in·de·cen·cies
1. The state or quality of being unseemly or immodest.
2. Something that is indecent.

indecency

(ɪnˈdiːsənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. the state or quality of being indecent
2. an indecent act, etc

in•de•cen•cy

(ɪnˈdi sən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the quality or state of being indecent.
2. an indecent act, remark, etc.
[1580–90; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indecency - the quality of being indecent
improperness, impropriety - an improper demeanor
immodesty - the trait of being vain and conceited
enormity, outrageousness - the quality of being outrageous
bawdiness, lewdness, obscenity, salaciousness, salacity - the trait of behaving in an obscene manner
decency - the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
2.indecency - an indecent or improper act
misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behavior
obscenity - an obscene act

indecency

indecency

noun
An improper act or statement:
Translations
قِلَّة إحْتِشام، فُحْش
neslušnost
uanstændighed
szemérmetlenség
skortur á velsæmi, smekkleysi
açık saçıklıkedepsizlik

indecency

[ɪnˈdiːsnsɪ] Nindecencia f
see also gross E

indecency

[ɪnˈdiːsənsi] nindécence f

indecency

nUnanständigkeit f, → Anstößigkeit f; act of indecency (Jur) → unsittliches Verhalten

indecency

[ɪnˈdiːsnsɪ] nindecenza

indecent

(inˈdiːsnt) adjective
offending against accepted standards of sexual or moral behaviour; not modest. indecent clothing.
inˈdecency noun
References in classic literature ?
As for his calling me "Lovelace," he had intended no rudeness or indecency thereby.
He drank, and sung, and roared; and when I gave him a gentle hint of the indecency of his actions, he fell into a violent passion, swore many oaths, called me rascal, and struck me.
Members of the family and intimate friends were told by Daniel Jansenius that the widower had acted in a blackguard way, and that the Janseniuses did not care two-pence whether he came or stayed at home; that, but for the indecency of the thing, they were just as glad that he was keeping away.
The indecency of anyone being cheerful at such a time struck him forcibly.
In the instance under consideration, I did think the indecency of running on in that way might occur to him; but no, the child was saved and he was glad, that was sufficient--he cared not a straw for MY feelings, or my loss of such a literary plum, snatched from my very mouth at the instant it was ready to drop into it.
Welland exclaimed when her mother's last plan was hinted to her; and from this unthinkable indecency the clan recoiled with a collective shudder.
Philip laughed savagely as he thought of her gentility and the refinement with which she ate her food; she could not bear a coarse word, so far as her limited vocabulary reached she had a passion for euphemisms, and she scented indecency everywhere; she never spoke of trousers but referred to them as nether garments; she thought it slightly indelicate to blow her nose and did it in a deprecating way.
And they were not namby-pamby oaths, or mere expressions of indecency.
This is an amusement to sharpen the intellect; it has a sting--it has what we call satire, and wit without indecency.
Or is the same control to be extended to other artists, and are they also to be prohibited from exhibiting the opposite forms of vice and intemperance and meanness and indecency in sculpture and building and the other creative arts; and is he who cannot conform to this rule of ours to be prevented from practising his art in our State, lest the taste of our citizens be corrupted by him?
The prosecution of this Verloc will demonstrate to the public both the danger and the indecency.
I began to nauseate the place I was in and, about all, the wicked practice; and yet I must say that I never saw, or do I believe there was to be seen, the least indecency in the house the whole time I was there.