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ob·scene

 (ŏb-sēn′, əb-)
adj.
1.
a. Offensive to accepted standards of decency.
b. Law Of or relating to materials that can be regulated or criminalized because their depiction of nudity, sex, or excretion is patently offensive and without artistic or scientific value.
2.
a. Morally repulsive; disgusting: "The way he writes about the disease that killed her is simply obscene" (Michael Korda).
b. So extreme in amount as to be objectionable or outrageous: "hammered by stratospheric rents and obscene taxes" (Joe Queenan).

[Latin obscēnus.]

ob·scene′ly adv.

obscene

(əbˈsiːn)
adj
1. offensive or outrageous to accepted standards of decency or modesty
2. (Law) law (of publications) having a tendency to deprave or corrupt
3. disgusting; repellent: an obscene massacre.
[C16: from Latin obscēnus inauspicious, perhaps related to caenum filth]
obˈscenely adv

ob•scene

(əbˈsin)

adj.
1. offensive to morality or decency; indecent: obscene language.
2. intended to stimulate sexual appetite or lust; lewd: obscene movies.
3. abominable; disgusting; repulsive.
[1585–95; < Latin obscēnus]
ob•scene′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.obscene - designed to incite to indecency or lust; "the dance often becomes flagrantly obscene"-Margaret Mead
indecent - offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters; "an earthy but not indecent story"; "an indecent gesture"
2.obscene - offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
3.obscene - suggestive of or tending to moral looseness; "lewd whisperings of a dirty old man"; "an indecent gesture"; "obscene telephone calls"; "salacious limericks"
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"

obscene

obscene

adjective
Translations
خَلاعي، فاحِشفَاحِشٌ
obscénní
modbydeligsjofel
rivo
opscen
klámfenginn
猥褻な
음탕한
nešvankiainešvankybė
nepieklājīgs, piedauzīgs
oanständig
ลามก
tục tĩu

obscene

[əbˈsiːn]
A. ADJ
1. (= indecent) [gesture, language, remark] → obsceno, soez; [phone call, act] → obsceno, indecente
2. (= shocking) [profit, salary] → escandaloso
B. CPD obscene publication N (Jur) → publicación f pornográfica
Obscene Publications Act N (Brit) (Jur) → ley f de las publicaciones pornográficas
Obscene Publications Squad N (Brit) → brigada f en contra de las publicaciones pornográficas

obscene

[əbˈsiːn] adj
[language, photo, phone call] → obscène
(= illegal) → obscène
(= shocking) → indécent(e)
It was obscene to spend millions producing unwanted food → C'était indécent de dépenser des millions pour produire des aliments dont nul ne voulait.

obscene

adjobszön; word, picture, book alsounzüchtig; language, joke alsozotig; gesture, posture, thought alsoschamlos, unzüchtig; (non-sexually: = repulsive) → ekelerregend; prices, demandsunverschämt; obscene publicationVeröffentlichung fmit pornografischem Inhalt; Obscene Publications Act (Brit) Gesetz über die Veröffentlichung pornografischen Materials; this colour scheme is positively obscenediese Farbzusammenstellung widert einen an or ist widerlich

obscene

[əbˈsiːn] adjosceno/a

obscene

(əbˈsiːn) adjective
disgusting, especially sexually. obscene photographs.
obˈscenely adverb
obscenity (-ˈse-) plural obˈscenities noun
an obscene act or word(s). He shouted obscenities at the police.

obscene

فَاحِشٌ obscénní sjofel obszön άσεμνος obsceno rivo obscène opscen osceno 猥褻な 음탕한 obsceen uanstendig nieprzyzwoity obsceno непристойный oanständig ลามก açık saçık tục tĩu 淫秽的
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Next CHEMOS, th' obscene dread of MOABS Sons, From AROER to NEBO, and the wild Of Southmost ABARIM; in HESEBON And HERONAIM, SEONS Realm, beyond The flowry Dale of SIBMA clad with Vines, And ELEALE to th' ASPHALTICK Pool.
A considerable portion of the night passed in conversation of this sort, and though Don Juan wished Don Quixote to read more of the book to see what it was all about, he was not to be prevailed upon, saying that he treated it as read and pronounced it utterly silly; and, if by any chance it should come to its author's ears that he had it in his hand, he did not want him to flatter himself with the idea that he had read it; for our thoughts, and still more our eyes, should keep themselves aloof from what is obscene and filthy.
An' when you said you'd report me for usin' obscene language that was `ittin' me over the `ead.
But, gradually, the truth dawned on me: that Man had not remained one species, but had differentiated into two distinct animals: that my graceful children of the Upper-world were not the sole descendants of our generation, but that this bleached, obscene, nocturnal Thing, which had flashed before me, was also heir to all the ages.
Their authority is a thing blind, deaf, hideous, grotesque, tragic, amusing, serious, and obscene.
Worms of the riper grave unhid By any kindly coffin lid, Obscene and shameless to the light, Seethe in insatiate appetite, Through putrid offal; while above The hissing blow-fly seeks his love, Whose offspring, supping where they supt, Consume corruption twice corrupt.
The disposition to gloat over homicide was in that miserable creature in the studio, the potential Jacobin; in that confounded buyer of agricultural produce, the punctual employe of Hernandez Brothers, the jealous wretch with an obscene tongue and an imagination of the same kind to drive him mad.
She looks at everything, goes everywhere, passes her way, with her clear quiet eyes wide open; skirting the edge of obscene abysses without suspecting them; pushing through brambles without tearing her robe; exciting, without knowing it, the most injurious suspicions; and always holding her course, passionless, stainless, fearless, charmless
Its tenacious grip plucked at our heels as we walked, and when we sank into it it was as if some malignant hand was tugging us down into those obscene depths, so grim and purposeful was the clutch in which it held us.
From this crawling flapping mass of obscene reptilian life came the shocking clamor which filled the air and the mephitic, horrible, musty odor which turned us sick.
Krook's and bears off the body of our dear brother here departed to a hemmed-in churchyard, pestiferous and obscene, whence malignant diseases are communicated to the bodies of our dear brothers and sisters who have not departed, while our dear brothers and sisters who hang about official back-stairs--would to heaven they HAD departed
Since we forbid his speaking everything which is forbidden, it is necessary that he neither sees obscene stories nor pictures; the magistrates therefore are to take care that there are no statues or pictures of anything of this nature, except only to those gods to whom the law permits them, and to which the law allows persons of a certain age to pay their devotions, for themselves, their wives, and children.