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indecency Explained

indecency at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


indecency at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural indecencies //
1 [U] law behaviour that is sexually offensive, especially indecent exposure:
2 [C] formal an action that is shocking or offensive:

indecency at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

77 Moby Thesaurus words for "indecency":
Babbittry, andromania, aphrodisia, bad taste, biological urge,
bodily appetite, bourgeois taste, camp, campiness, carnal desire,
concupiscence, desire, eromania, eroticism, eroticomaniac, erotism,
erotomania, fleshly lust, furor uterinus, goatishness, gynecomania,
high camp, horniness, hot blood, hot pants, impropriety, impurity,
inappropriateness, indecorousness, indecorum, indelicacy,
inelegance, inelegancy, infantile sexuality, itch, kitsch,
lasciviousness, libidinousness, low camp, lust, lustfulness,
maculacy, nymphomania, passion, philistinism,
polymorphous perversity, poor taste, pop, pop culture, prurience,
pruriency, satyriasis, satyrism, sexual desire, sexual longing,
sexual passion, soiledness, sulliedness, taintedness,
tastelessness, unaestheticism, unaestheticness, unbecomingness,
unchasteness, unchastity, uncleanliness, uncleanness,
unfittingness, unseemliness, unsuitability, unsuitableness,
unvirtuousness, venereal appetite, vulgar taste, vulgarism,
vulgarity, vulgarness

indecency at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Impurity): impurity, uncleanness, filth, immodesty, grossness, indelicacy, indecency, obscenity, ribaldry, smut, lust, carnality, pruriency, lechery, lubricity, debauchery, fornication, libertinism.

indecency at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [U] behaviour that is thought to be morally or sexually offensive:
an act of gross indecency (= a sexual act that is a criminal offence) * He was appalled by the indecency of their songs.
2 [C, usually sing.] an indecent act, expression, etc:
He shouted indecencies at anyone who passed.

INDECENCY at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

INDECENCY. An act against good behaviour and a just delicacy. 2 Serg. & R.
2. The law, in general, will repress indecency as being contrary to
good morals, but, when the public good requires it, the mere indecency of
disclosures does not suffice to exclude them from being given in evidence. 3
Bouv. Inst. n. 3216.
3. The following are examples of indecency: the exposure by a man of
his naked person on a balcony, to public view, or bathing in public; 2
Campb. 89; or the exhibition of bawdy pictures. 2 Chit. Cr. Law, 42; 2 Serg.
& Rawle, 91. This indecency is punishable by indictment. Vide 1 Sid. 168; S.
C. 1 Keb. 620; 2 Yerg. R. 482, 589; 1 Mass. Rep. 8; 2 Chan. Cas. 110; 1
Russ. Cr. 302; 1 Hawk. P. C. c. 5, s. 4; 4 Bl. Com. 65, n.; 1 East, P. C. c.
1, s. 1; Burn's Just. Lewdness.

Indecency at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Indecency \In*de"cen*cy\, n.; pl. {Indecencies}. [L. indecentia
unseemliness: cf. F. ind['e]cence.]
1. The quality or state of being indecent; want of decency,
modesty, or good manners; obscenity.

2. That which is indecent; an indecent word or act; an
offense against delicacy.

They who, by speech or writing, present to the ear
or the eye of modesty any of the indecencies I
allude to, are pests of society. --Beattie.

Syn: Indelicacy; indecorum; immodesty; impurity; obscenity.
See {Indecorum}.

indecency at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the quality of being indecent [ant: {decency}]
2: an indecent or improper act [syn: {impropriety}]

indecency at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » indecenc|ies
  • lack of decency; the property or degree of being indecent
    1. something showing lack of decency; something such as a word that is indecent


      Inter: trans-top » lack of decency

  • German: Inter: t- » de|Unanständigkeit|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|ahlaksızlık, Inter: t+ » tr|açık saçıklık
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|nepued

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » something showing lack of decency
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Unanständigkeit|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » indecency
    Translation: fa » indecency
    Translation: io » indecency
    Translation: pl » indecency
    Translation: ta » indecency
    Translation: te » indecency
    Translation: vi » indecency
    Translation: zh » indecency