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ob·scen·i·ty

 (ŏb-sĕn′ĭ-tē, əb-)
n. pl. ob·scen·i·ties
1. The state or quality of being obscene.
2. Indecency, lewdness, or offensiveness in behavior, expression, or appearance.
3. Something, such as a word, act, or expression, that is indecent or lewd.
4. Something that is offensive or repulsive to the senses: "What had once been a gentle hill covered with lush grass turned into a brown obscenity of bare earth and smoke" (Tom Clancy).

obscenity

(əbˈsɛnɪtɪ) or

obsceneness

n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being obscene
2. an obscene act, statement, word, etc

ob•scen•i•ty

(əbˈsɛn ɪ ti, -ˈsi nɪ-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being obscene.
2. something obscene, as a word or story.

Obscenity


1. the cult of the obscene.
2. the worship of filth.
the vocabulary of obscenity; linguistic filthiness.
the act or policy of censorship or expurgation on moral grounds, after Anthony Comstock (1844-1915), campaigner against vice.
the habitual use of foul language.
a mania for foul speech.
1. the introduction of obscenity into art and literature.
2. obscene literature.
3. the study of obscene literature.
4. scatology.
a love of obscenity.
an abnormal interest in pornography.
any literature, film, or pictures that are judged obscene or indecent, especially because of sexual explicitness. — pornographer, n. — pornographic, adj.
the painting of sordid and obscene subjects. — rhyparographer, n.rhyparographic, adj.
the study of or preoccupation with excrement or obscenity. Also called coprology. — scatologic, scatological, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obscenity - the trait of behaving in an obscene mannerobscenity - the trait of behaving in an obscene manner
indecency - the quality of being indecent
smuttiness, dirtiness - obscenity in speech or writing
2.obscenity - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
cock, pecker, peter, dick, putz, prick, tool, shaft - obscene terms for penis
dogshit, horseshit, Irish bull, bullshit, crap, shit, bull - obscene words for unacceptable behavior; "I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk"; "what he said was mostly bull"
chickenshit - a false statement that is considered to indicate timidity or fear
bawdry, bawdy - lewd or obscene talk or writing; "it was smoking-room bawdry"; "they published a collection of Elizabethan bawdy"
scatology - a preoccupation with obscenity (especially that dealing with excrement or excretory functions)
profanity - vulgar or irreverent speech or action
dickhead, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, asshole, bastard, son of a bitch, whoreson, cocksucker, SOB, shit - insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
peeing, pissing, pee, piss - informal terms for urination; "he took a pee"
bugger all, Fanny Adams, fuck all, sweet Fanny Adams - little or nothing at all; "I asked for a raise and they gave me bugger-all"; "I know sweet Fanny Adams about surgery"
poop, shit, shite, turd, crap, dirt - obscene terms for feces
3.obscenity - an obscene act
indecency, impropriety - an indecent or improper act

obscenity

obscenity

noun
2. Something that is offensive to accepted standards of decency:
Slang: raunch.
Translations
خَلاعَه، فُحْش، بَذاءَه
modbydelighedsjofelhed
klámfengi; klúryrîi
müstehcenlik

obscenity

[əbˈsenɪtɪ]
A. N
1. (= indecency) → obscenidad f, indecencia f
2. (= word) → palabrota f, grosería f (esp LAm), lisura f (Andes, S. Cone)
to utter obscenitiesproferir obscenidades
3. (fig) that thing is an obscenityesa cosa es una aberración
B. CPD the obscenity laws NPLlas leyes de obscenidad

obscenity

[əbˈsɛnəti] n
(= offensive language) → obscénité f
(= offensive word) → obscénité f
to yell obscenities at sb → hurler des obscénités à qn

obscenity

nObszönität f; he used an obscenityer benutzte or gebrauchte einen ordinären Ausdruck

obscenity

[əbˈsɛnɪtɪ] noscenità f inv

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.
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