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Definition 1: suggestive of or tending to moral looseness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • lewd pictures
  • an indecent gesture
  • obscene telephone calls
  • salacious limericks

Synonyms for obscene in the sense of this definition

(obscene is similar to ...) (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"

Definition 2: designed to incite to indecency or lust - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the dance often becomes flagrantly obscene

(obscene is similar to ...) offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters

"an earthy but not indecent story" "an indecent gesture"

Definition 3: offensive to the mind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an abhorrent deed
  • the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee
  • morally repugnant customs
  • repulsive behavior
  • the most repulsive character in recent novels

Synonyms for obscene in the sense of this definition

(obscene is similar to ...) unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses

"offensive odors"

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