[ US /ˌɪnˈdisənt/ ]
[ UK /ˌɪndˈiːsənt/ ]
  1. offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters
    an indecent gesture
    an earthy but not indecent story
    an indecent gesture
  2. offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance
    a bathing suit considered indecent by local standards
  3. not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
    indecorous behavior
    was buried with indecent haste
    indecorous behavior
    moved to curb their untoward ribaldry
    unseemly to use profanity
    language unbecoming to a lady
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How To Use indecent In A Sentence

  • Howell has also admitted indecent assault charges against three of his patients in April and July 2008 at his clinic in Ballymoney. Northern Ireland dentist admits double murder
  • He took an aesthete's view that some of the writing in the issue was ‘indecent in the sense of offending against delicacy’ but ‘would not deprave or corrupt save in point of literary style’.
  • Danjuma, 36, of Wigan, denies five indecent assault charges.
  • Both were convicted of indecently assaulting one victim, two charges of kidnapping, one of attempted kidnapping and three of false imprisonment.
  • CompuServe recently shut down direct access to certain newsgroups containing indecent photographs and material.
  • The jury did not know he had convictions for kerb-crawling in 1994 and, the following year, for indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 14.
  • In each case the offender rode up on a mountain bike and sped off after committing an indecent assault or exposing himself.
  • She saw a male following her performing an indecent sexual act.
  • But let us not move with too indecent haste from one challenge to the next. Times, Sunday Times
  • The man was charged with using the Internet to procure a child under 16, using the Internet to expose a child to indecent material and possession of tainted property relating to computers.
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