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Meaning of OBSCENE

Pronunciation:  ub'seen

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  suggestive of or tending to moral looseness; "lewd whisperings of a dirty old man"; "an indecent gesture"; "obscene telephone calls"; "salacious limericks"
  2. [adj]  designed to incite to indecency or lust; "the dance often becomes flagrantly obscene"- Margaret Mead
  3. [adj]  offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"
 

OBSCENE is a 7 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: abhorrent, detestable, dirty, indecent, lewd, offensive, repugnant, repulsive, salacious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ob*scene"\, a/ [L. obscenus, obscaenus, obscoenus, ill
looking, filthy, obscene: cf. F. obsc['e]ne.]
1. Offensive to chastity or modesty; expressing of presenting
   to the mind or view something which delicacy, purity, and
   decency forbid to be exposed; impure; as, obscene
   language; obscene pictures.

         Words that were once chaste, by frequent use grew
         obscene and uncleanly.                --I. Watts.

2. Foul; fifthy; disgusting.



   A girdle foul with grease b??ds his obscene attire.
                                               --Dryden.

3. Inauspicious; ill-omened. [R.] [A Latinism]

         At the cheerful light, The groaning ghosts and birds
         obscene take flight.                  --Dryden.

Syn: Impure; immodest; indecent; unchaste; lewd. --
     {Ob*scene"ly}, adv. -- {Ob*scene"ness}, n.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing something obscene in your dream, refers to aspects of yourself that you have rejected or refuse to acknowledge.
 
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