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Definition 1: offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where indecent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an earthy but not indecent story
  • an indecent gesture

(indecent is similar to ...) conspicuously and tastelessly indecent

"coarse language" "a crude joke" "crude behavior" "an earthy sense of humor" "a revoltingly gross expletive" "a vulgar gesture" "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"

(indecent is similar to ...) flashy and vulgar

"young white women dressed Hollywood style" "Hollywood philandering"

(indecent is similar to ...) verging on the indecent

"an indelicate proposition"

(indecent is similar to ...) designed to incite to indecency or lust

"the dance often becomes flagrantly obscene"

(indecent is similar to ...) tending to suggest something improper or indecent

"a suggestive nod" "suggestive poses"

(means also ...) (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency

"dirty words" "a dirty old man" "dirty books and movies" "boys telling dirty jokes" "has a dirty mouth"

(means also ...) lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct

"indecorous behavior"

(means also ...) not suitable or right or appropriate

"slightly improper to dine alone with a married man" "improper medication" "improper attire for the golf course"

Definition 2: offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where indecent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bathing suit considered indecent by local standards

(indecent is similar to ...) offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance

Definition 3: not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where indecent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • was buried with indecent haste
  • indecorous behavior
  • language unbecoming to a lady
  • unseemly to use profanity
  • moved to curb their untoward ribaldry

Synonyms for indecent in the sense of this definition

(indecent is similar to ...) not suitable or right or appropriate

"slightly improper to dine alone with a married man" "improper medication" "improper attire for the golf course"

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