indecent


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in·de·cent

 (ĭn-dē′sənt)
adj.
1. Offensive to accepted standards of decency or modesty; lewd or vulgar: found the movie to be indecent.
2. Not appropriate or becoming; unseemly: bought up distressed properties with indecent enthusiasm. See Synonyms at unseemly.

in·de′cent·ly adv.

indecent

(ɪnˈdiːsənt)
adj
1. offensive to standards of decency, esp in sexual matters
2. unseemly or improper (esp in the phrase indecent haste)
inˈdecently adv

in•de•cent

(ɪnˈdi sənt)

adj.
1. offending against standards of morality or propriety: indecent language.
2. unbecoming; unseemly.
[1555–65; < Latin]
in•de′cent•ly, adv.
syn: See improper.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indecent - not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite societyindecent - not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society; "was buried with indecent haste"; "indecorous behavior"; "language unbecoming to a lady"; "unseemly to use profanity"; "moved to curb their untoward ribaldry"
improper - not suitable or right or appropriate; "slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"; "improper medication"; "improper attire for the golf course"
2.indecent - offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters; "an earthy but not indecent story"; "an indecent gesture"
dirty - (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; "dirty words"; "a dirty old man"; "dirty books and movies"; "boys telling dirty jokes"; "has a dirty mouth"
indecorous, indelicate - lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct; "indecorous behavior"
improper - not suitable or right or appropriate; "slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"; "improper medication"; "improper attire for the golf course"
decent - conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana
3.indecent - offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance; "a bathing suit considered indecent by local standards"
immodest - offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance

indecent

indecent

adjective
Not in keeping with conventional mores:
Idiom: out of line.
Translations
غَيْر مُحْتَشِم، فاحِش
neslušný
uanstændig
illetlen
ósæmilegur, smekklaus
nepieklājīgspiedauzīgs

indecent

[ɪnˈdiːsnt]
A. ADJ
1. (= obscene) [photograph, language, film, gesture, clothes] → indecente
to make an indecent suggestionsugerir algo indecente
2. (= shocking) → escandaloso
with indecent hastecon una prisa nada decorosa
B. CPD indecent assault N (Jur) → abusos mpl deshonestos
indecent exposure N (Jur) → exhibicionismo m

indecent

[ɪnˈdiːsənt] adj
[act, suggestion] → indécent(e), inconvenant(e)
[amount] → indécent(e)
to do sth with indecent haste → faire qch avec une hâte indécenteindecent assault n (British) (LAW)attentat m à la pudeurindecent behaviour n (British) (LAW)outrage m aux bonnesursindecent exposure n (British) (LAW)outrage m public à la pudeur

indecent

adjunanständig, anstößig; (Jur) actunsittlich, unzüchtig; jokeschmutzig, unanständig, zotig; (= excessive) amountunerhört; with indecent hastemit ungebührlicher Eile or Hast

indecent

[ɪnˈdiːsnt] adj (dress, behaviour) → indecente

indecent

(inˈdiːsnt) adjective
offending against accepted standards of sexual or moral behaviour; not modest. indecent clothing.
inˈdecency noun
References in classic literature ?
King Ar- thur's people were not aware that they were indecent and I had presence of mind enough not to mention it.
For instance, Art is allowed as much indecent license today as in earlier times-- but the privileges of Literature in this respect have been sharply curtailed within the past eighty or ninety years.
That perhaps it was a little indecent that the principal registrar of all, whose duty it was to find the public, constantly resorting to this place, all needful accommodation, should be an enormous sinecurist in virtue of that post (and might be, besides, a clergyman, a pluralist, the holder of a staff in a cathedral, and what not), - while the public was put to the inconvenience of which we had a specimen every afternoon when the office was busy, and which we knew to be quite monstrous.
if on they rusht, repulse Repeated, and indecent overthrow Doubl'd, would render them yet more despis'd, And to thir foes a laughter; for in view Stood rankt of Seraphim another row In posture to displode thir second tire Of Thunder: back defeated to return They worse abhorr'd.
He wished to banish from the minds of the chivalry around him his own indecent and unacceptable jest respecting the Jewess Rebecca; he was desirous of conciliating Alicia's father Waldemar, of whom he stood in awe, and who had more than once shown himself dissatisfied during the course of the day's proceedings.
He spends the whole day in settling whether Homer expressed himself correctly or not in such and such a line of the Iliad, whether Martial was indecent or not in such and such an epigram, whether such and such lines of Virgil are to be understood in this way or in that; in short, all his talk is of the works of these poets, and those of Horace, Perseus, Juvenal, and Tibullus; for of the moderns in our own language he makes no great account; but with all his seeming indifference to Spanish poetry, just now his thoughts are absorbed in making a gloss on four lines that have been sent him from Salamanca, which I suspect are for some poetical tournament.
And so from the prohibition of these acts of folly, on to the prohibition of what I thought then were the maddest, most impossible, and most indecent things one could well imagine.
When the wind of adversity began to blow upon the housekeeping of the Rue des Fossoyeurs--that is to say, when the forty pistoles of King Louis XIII were consumed or nearly so--he commenced complaints which Athos thought nauseous, Porthos indecent, and Aramis ridiculous.
English public opinion, that is to say, tries to constrain and impede and warp the man who makes things that are beautiful in effect, and compels the journalist to retail things that are ugly, or disgusting, or revolting in fact, so that we have the most serious journalists in the world, and the most indecent newspapers.
That cursed handkerchief"--it is really indecent in young men to use such improper language, but they little heed what they say when strongly excited--"that cursed handkerchief has given me as much pain, as it appears also to have given you.
I would even go so far as to grant you that my behaviour might well be called stupid and indecent tomfoolery; but, MORE than that it was not.
As soon as a horse was purchased, his tail was cropped, a sure mode of distinguishing him from the horses of the tribe; for the Indians disdain to practice this absurd, barbarous, and indecent mutilation, invented by some mean and vulgar mind, insensible to the merit and perfections of the animal.