HyperDic: indecent

English > 3 senses of the word indecent:
ADJECTIVEallindecent, indecorous, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, untowardnot in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
allindecentoffensive to good taste especially in sexual matters
allindecentoffending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance
indecent > pronunciation
Soundsihndiy'sahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > indecent: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society.
Example"was buried with indecent haste"
Synonymsindecorous, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, untoward
Broaderimpropernot suitable or right or appropriate
Spanishindecente, indecoroso
Catalanindecent, indecorós
Nounsindecencyan indecent or improper act
indecencythe quality of being indecent
English > indecent: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOffensive to good taste especially in sexual matters.
Examples
  • "an earthy but not indecent story"
  • "an indecent gesture"
NarrowerHollywoodflashy and vulgar
crude, earthy, gross, vulgarconspicuously and tastelessly indecent
indelicateverging on the indecent
obscenedesigned to incite to indecency or lust
suggestiveTending to suggest something improper or indecent
See alsodirty(of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
immodestoffending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance
impropernot suitable or right or appropriate
indecorous, indelicatelacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct
Oppositedecentconforming to conventions of sexual behavior
Spanishindecente
Catalanindecent
Nounsindecencyan indecent or improper act
indecencythe quality of being indecent
Adverbsindecentlyin an indecent manner
English > indecent: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningoffending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance.
Example"a bathing suit considered indecent by local standards"
Broaderimmodestoffending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance
Spanishindecente
Catalanindecent
Nounsindecencyan indecent or improper act
indecencythe quality of being indecent

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