bawdiness


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bawd·y

 (bô′dē)
adj. bawd·i·er, bawd·i·est
Humorously coarse; lewd or risqué: "[Mae West] became known for her humorous bawdy, suggestive performances and wisecracks" (Pam Cornelison & Ted Yanak).

bawd′i·ly adv.
bawd′i·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bawdiness - the trait of behaving in an obscene mannerbawdiness - the trait of behaving in an obscene manner
indecency - the quality of being indecent
smuttiness, dirtiness - obscenity in speech or writing
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bawdiness

noun
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bawdiness

[ˈbɔːdɪnɪs] Nlo verde
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bawdiness

nDerbheit f
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Shakespeare can be very R-rated if all the sexual references and bawdiness are highlighted, but for our purposes, those sections are sanitized or eliminated altogether."
The rural bawdiness is never overdone and this is a great evening for all the family.
The rural bawdiness is never overdone - so this really does make for a great evening's entertainment suitable for all the family.
we hope to make [it] visible and available as never before." (The Merryland Books, published in the 1740s, were the work of several authors and featured bawdiness and double entendres written under pen names such as Roger Pheuquewell.)
It is all about skin and the female body without any bawdiness. It showed how to be sensual and sultry in a smart way, a style perfect for the modern woman (which is how I see myself).
So we encounter both high literary language and street language; both grandeur and bawdiness. It is important to be conscious of these things as one translates such a complex text.
Additionally there is a conflict between the Buchen sense of themselves as religious practitioners bringing the essential tenets of Buddhism to villagers and emerging attitudes to their bawdiness. Their transgressive behaviour is threatened by an increasingly educated, younger community and they have to adapt their performances to changing audiences.
Although many people associate Mardi Gras with women flashing their breasts for plastic bead necklaces, that bawdiness occurs mostly in the French Quarter, often from Bourbon Street balconies.
and To Tell the Truth; news game shows; women, African Americans, and other minorities on game shows; the A miseryA or A agonyA series, such as Strike It Rich and Queen for a Day; New York game shows; advertising; the impact of the Red Scare; game show prizes; shows targeted at kids; homosexuality; scandals; bawdiness; and flops.
When supposedly religious conservatives were able to look past Trump's bullying, his clear lack of religious conviction, his appearance in pornos, his lying, his provocations to violence, his adultery, his three marriages and his professed taped propensity for sexual assault, they became blind to bawdiness. That was when the hands that toted the Bibles stopped towing its line.