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indecent Explained

indecent at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


indecent at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1563, "unbecoming, in bad taste," from L. indecentem, from in- "not" + decentem (see decent). Sense of "offending against propriety" is from 1613. Indecent assault (1861) originally covered sexual assaults other than rape or intended rape, but by 1934 it was being used as a euphemism for "rape." ///

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

1 something that is indecent is shocking and offensive, usually because it involves sex or shows parts of the body that are usually covered: --He was found guilty of possessing indecent photographs of young boys.// --You can't go out in that dress - it's positively indecent!//
2 completely unacceptable: --The funeral formalities were performed with almost indecent haste .// -- indecently adv // --an indecently short skirt//

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

72 Moby Thesaurus words for "indecent":
besmirched, blue, chintzy, coarse, debauched, defiled, degenerate,
dirty, distasteful, filthy, foul, gross, ill-mannered, immodest,
improper, impure, in bad taste, inappropriate, indecorous,
indelicate, indiscreet, inelegant, ithyphallic, lascivious, lewd,
licentious, lubricious, lubricous, maculate, malodorous, nasty,
obscene, offensive, outrageous, pornographic, prurient, rank,
raunchy, repellent, repulsive, ridiculous, risque, rude, salacious,
scatological, shameful, shameless, smirched, smutty, soiled,
suggestive, sullied, tainted, tasteless, unbecoming, unbeseeming,
unchaste, unclean, undecorous, undignified, unfit, unfitting,
ungenteel, ungodly, unseemly, unsuitable, untasteful, untoward,
unvirginal, unvirtuous, vile, vulgar

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

[ADJ] (Impurity): impure, unclean, dirty, immodest, shameless, indecorous, indelicate, indecent, loose, risqué, coarse, gross, smutty, ribald, obscene, bawdy, pornographic, concupiscent, prurient, lustful, carnal, lewd, lascivious.

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

1 (of behaviour, talk, etc.) thought to be morally offensive, especially because it involves sex or being naked:
indecent conduct / photos / language * He made an indecent suggestion to my wife.
compare DECENT
2 (of clothes) showing parts of the body that are usually covered:
That skirt of hers is positively indecent.
3 not done in the appropriate or usual amount of time:
They left the funeral with almost indecent haste (= too quickly).
indecently adverb:
He was charged with indecently assaulting five women. * She was deemed to be indecently dressed.

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

Indecent \In*de"cent\, a. [L. indecens unseemly, unbecoming: cf.
F. ind['e]cent. See {In-} not, and {Decent}.]
Not decent; unfit to be seen or heard; offensive to modesty
and delicacy; as, indecent language. --Cowper.

Syn: Unbecoming; indecorous; indelicate; unseemly; immodest;
gross; shameful; impure; improper; obscene; filthy.

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

adj 1: not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or
proper in polite society; "was buried with indecent
haste"; "indecorous behavior"; "language unbecoming to
a lady"; "unseemly to use profanity"; "moved to curb
their untoward ribaldry" [syn: {indecorous}, {unbecoming},
{uncomely}, {unseemly}, {untoward}]
2: offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters; "an
earthy but not indecent story"; "an indecent gesture"
[ant: {decent}]
3: offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance; "a
bathing suit considered indecent by local standards"

indecent at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: head » en|adjective
  • offensive to good taste
    1. not in keeping with conventional moral values; improper, immodest or unseemly


      * (offensive to good taste): distasteful, in bad taste, in poor taste, offensive

  • (not in keeping with conventional moral values): immodest, immoral, improper, unseemly


    Inter: trans-top » offensive to good taste
  • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᏄᏁᎸᎾ|tr=nunelvna|sc=Cher
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|不體面|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|不体面|tr=bùtǐmiàn|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|neslušný|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|indécent
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|unanständig
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|неприличный|tr=neprilíčnyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|непристойный|tr=nepristójnyj|sc=Cyrl
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|nepristojan, Inter: t- » sh|neukusan

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » not in keeping with conventional moral values
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|非禮|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|非礼|tr=fēilǐ|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|säädytön
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|indécent

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|unanständig
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|неприличный|tr=neprilíčnyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|неподобающий|tr=nepodobájuščij|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|nedoličan, Inter: t- » sh|nepriličan
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|edepsiz, Inter: t+ » tr|yakışıksız, Inter: t- » tr|hayasız

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * incented
    Translation: et » indecent
    Translation: fr » indecent
    Translation: ko » indecent
    Translation: io » indecent
    Translation: it » indecent
    Translation: kn » indecent
    Translation: hu » indecent
    Translation: mg » indecent
    Translation: my » indecent
    Translation: pl » indecent
    Translation: fi » indecent
    Translation: ta » indecent
    Translation: te » indecent
    Translation: vi » indecent
    Translation: zh » indecent

    indécent at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » indecent



    From Inter: prefix » in|décent|lang=fr|sort=indecent.


    Inter: fr-adj » sort=indecent
  • indecent

    Derived terms

    * indécemment

  • Translation: el » indécent
    Translation: fr » indécent
    Translation: io » indécent
    Translation: mg » indécent
    Translation: pl » indécent
    Translation: fi » indécent
    Translation: vi » indécent