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obscene


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Obscene  \Ob*scene"\,  a/  [L.  obscenus  obscaenus  obscoenus  ill 
  looking,  filthy,  obscene:  cf  F.  obsc['e]ne.] 
  1.  Offensive  to  chastity  or  modesty;  expressing  of  presenting 
  to  the  mind  or  view  something  which  delicacy,  purity,  and 
  decency  forbid  to  be  exposed;  impure;  as  obscene 
  language;  obscene  pictures. 
 
  Words  that  were  once  chaste,  by  frequent  use  grew 
  obscene  and  uncleanly.  --I.  Watts. 
 
  2.  Foul;  fifthy;  disgusting. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  obscene 
  adj  1:  designed  to  incite  to  indecency  or  lust;  "the  dance  often 
  becomes  flagrantly  obscene"-  Margaret  Mead 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {abhorrent},  {detestable},  {repugnant}, 
  {repulsive}] 
  3:  suggestive  of  or  tending  to  moral  looseness;  "lewd 
  whisperings  of  a  dirty  old  man";  "an  indecent  gesture"; 
  "obscene  telephone  calls";  "salacious  limericks"  [syn:  {lewd}, 
  {salacious}] 




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