fescennine


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fes·cen·nine

 (fĕs′ə-nīn′, -nēn′)
adj.
Licentious; obscene.

[Latin Fescennīnus, of Fescennia, a town of ancient Etruria known for its licentious poetry.]

Fescennine

(ˈfɛsɪˌnaɪn)
adj
rare scurrilous or obscene
[C17: from Latin Fescennīnus of Fescennia, a city in Etruria noted for the production of mocking or obscene verse]

fes•cen•nine

(ˈfɛs əˌnaɪn, -nɪn)

adj.
scurrilous; licentious; obscene: fescennine humor.
[1595–1605; < Latin Fescennīnus of, belonging to Fescennia, a town in Etruria noted for jesting and scurrilous verse]
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Fescennine

adjective
Offensive to accepted standards of decency:
Slang: raunchy.
References in periodicals archive ?
The so-called love affair for them is nothing but fescennine or even obscene sexual intercourse.
The constitution hullabaloo goes against the grain, a fescennine mockery of justice.
He comes downtown to the Village only to discover that the kinds of sexual immersions he has sought might better be appreciated in the fescennine novels of Rabelais, which he has left on his shelves uptown.