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 (ŏb-sēn′, əb-)
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.
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.
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Adv.1.obscenely - to an obscene degree; "this man is obscenely rich"
2.obscenely - in a lewd and obscene manner; "he had seen how in their dances the white men and women held one another obscenely"
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[əbˈsiːnlɪ] ADV
1. (= indecently) [gesture, remark] → obscenamente
to talk/write obscenelydecir/escribir obscenidades
he was swearing obscenelyestaba soltando tacos y obscenidades
2. (= shockingly) [fat] → repugnantemente; [rich, expensive] → escandalosamente
she earns obscenely large amounts of moneygana unas cantidades de dinero escandalosas
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advobszön; (= repulsively)ekelerregend; she earns obscenely large amounts of moneysie verdient unverschämt viel Geld
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[əbˈsiːnlɪ] advoscenamente
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(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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References in classic literature ?
The night was stiflingly hot, and as Hans Breitmann and I passed him, dragging our bedding to the fore-peak of the steamer, he roused himself and chattered obscenely. He had been caught somewhere in the Malayan Archipelago, and was going to England to be exhibited at a shilling a head.
The hunters were laughing at a fresh story of Smoke's; the men pulling and hauling, and two of them climbing aloft; Wolf Larsen was studying the clouding sky to windward; and the dead man, dying obscenely, buried sordidly, and sinking down, down--
Summary: Patna (Bihar) [India], June 11 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) MLA Raj Kumar Rai on Tuesday denied all accusations levelled on four ministers from Bihar of partying and dancing obscenely with girls while they were on a study tour in Manipur.
Surely it is now time to rid ourselves of this ridiculous, outdated, expensive and undemocratic institution that is the monarchy and replace it with a Head of State elected by the people of this country rather than having one imposed upon us who comes from one obscenely privileged and pampered family.
The costs for projects is "obscenely high", he said.
Thus, the people are made to pay for the inefficiencies of the state, such as circular debt and the interest thereon, non-receivables, theft, all sorts of technical losses, the government's guaranteed high profit on investment in power generation, payment for installed capacity not consumed, and last but not least the obscenely high consultants' salaries.
And the gap widening so scandalously during their misrule proves Tories govern for a tiny, obscenely rich minority at the expense of the many on low and medium wages.
No my dear DG, we do not need more women earning obscenely high amounts: we actually need fewer men earning more than the Prime Minister.
Motorsport is an obscenely expensive sport and without a sponsor such as Gala I know I would have never been able to race again."
Badoy said the divisions decision reflects the "obscenely huge divide between the rich and the poor."
YAY - I've finally got something in common with the obscenely wealthy, Oscar-winning, A-list actress who sleeps with Brad Pitt.