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(of the portrayal or description of sexual matters) Offensive or disgusting by accepted standards of morality and decency,
  1. (of the portrayal or description of sexual matters) Offensive or disgusting by accepted standards of morality and decency
    • - obscene jokes
    • - obscene literature
  2. Offensive to moral principles; repugnant
    • - using animals' skins for fur coats is obscene

  1. designed to incite to indecency or lust; "the dance often becomes flagrantly obscene"-Margaret Mead
  2. abhorrent: 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"
  3. lewd: suggestive of or tending to moral looseness; "lewd whisperings of a dirty old man"; "an indecent gesture"; "obscene telephone calls"; "salacious limericks"
  4. (obscenity) the trait of behaving in an obscene manner
  5. (obscenity) an offensive or indecent word or phrase
  6. An obscenity (in Latin obspenus, meaning "foul, repulsive, detestable") is that which offends the prevalent sexual morality of the time, is a profanity, or is otherwise taboo, indecent, abhorrent, or disgusting, or is especially inauspicious; ill-omened.
  7. Offensive to current standards of decency or morality; Lewd or lustful; Disgusting or repulsive; Beyond all reason; Liable to deprave or corrupt
  8. (Obscenity) "If a state obscenity law is [appropriately] limited, First Amendment values are adequately protected by ultimate independent appellate review of constitutional claims when necessary." Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15 (1973).
  9. (Obscenity) Artistic expression which appeals solely to prurient interests and is without redeeming artistic merit or social importance.  (As defined under U. S. law.)
  10. (Obscenity) Sites which display graphic violence and/or the infliction of pain or injuries. Gross violence towards humans or animals such as scenes of dismemberment, torture, massive blood and gore, sadism and other types of excessive violence.
  11. (Obscenity) The quality or state of being morally abhorrent or socially taboo, especially as a result of referring to or depicting sexual or excretory functions. See Fiber issue.
  12. (Obscenity) Violation of indecency and/or obscenity laws is not permitted on Masscot Internet's networks and can result in criminal penalties.
  13. (Obscenity) defined by the Miller test by applying contemporary community standards, is one exception. ...
  14. (Obscenity) in terms of humor analysis, this is a humor type that involves not only profane or dirty language but also acts of violation against holy or divine rules and practices.
  15. (*) a patently offensive description of ultimate sexual acts or solicitation to commit ultimate sexual acts, whether or not said acts are normal or perverted, actual or simulated
  16. A word used to express a large amount/intensity of anything, e.g. An obscene dinner, an obscenely good grade etc. As the previous examples show, the adjective can be applied to positive things too.
  17. (Love's Labor Lost - 1.1.232)
  18. adj., adv. a highly subjective reference to material or acts which display or describe sexual activity in a manner appealing only to "prurient interest," with no legitimate artistic, literary or scientific purpose. ...