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Meaning of INDECENT

Pronunciation:  in'deesunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters; "an earthy but not indecent story"; "an indecent gesture"
  2. [adj]  offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance; "a bathing suit considered indecent by local standards"
  3. [adj]  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"

INDECENT is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: coarse, crude, earthy, gross, immodest, obscene, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, untoward, vulgar
 Antonyms: decent
 See Also: dirty, improper, indecorous, indelicate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
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