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Meaning of INDECENCY

Pronunciation:  in'deesunsee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an indecent or improper act
  2. [n]  the quality of being indecent

INDECENCY is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: impropriety
 Antonyms: decency
 See Also: bawdiness, enormity, immodesty, improperness, impropriety, lewdness, misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed, obscenity, obscenity, outrageousness, salaciousness, salacity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.

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