[ UK /ɒbsˈiːn/ ]
[ US /ɑbˈsin, əbˈsin/ ]
  1. suggestive of or tending to moral looseness
    lewd pictures
    an indecent gesture
    an indecent gesture
    obscene telephone calls
    salacious limericks
  2. designed to incite to indecency or lust
    the dance often becomes flagrantly obscene
  3. offensive to the mind
    the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee
    repulsive behavior
    the most repulsive character in recent novels
    morally repugnant customs
    an abhorrent deed
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How To Use obscene In A Sentence

  • I'm not easily shocked, but that book really is obscene.
  • I'm not prudish but I think these photographs are obscene.
  • They have cut the obscene passages from the film to show it on television.
  • The very idea of a “man of God” and a “preacher” making six figures, driving luxury cars and living in gated communities, with expense accounts, country club memberships and obese bodies is laughable and obscene. Think Progress » Hatch Warns Tea Party Activists: Work With The GOP…Or Else
  • As well as obscene and disgusting, it is utterly baffling. The Sun
  • The gulf between the ruling elite and the masses became obscene.
  • The principal explanation lies in the obscene moral inversion of victim culture.
  • In some quarters there has been some recrudescence of the _Shakti_ cultus, with its often obscene and horrible rites, and the unnatural depravity which was so marked a feature in the case of the band of young Brahmans who conspired to murder Mr. Jackson at Nasik represents a form of erotomania which is certainly much more common amongst Hindu political fanatics than amongst Hindus in general. Indian Unrest
  • The ruling of the Lord Chief Justice that a book written with pure intention and meant to convey useful knowledge might yet be obscene, drew from me a pamphlet entitled, “Is the Bible Indictable?”, in which I showed that the Bible came clearly within the judge's ruling. Autobiographical Sketches
  • When he dunks the ball, he rises obscenely high, rotates his arms in the air as if doing one of those over-the-head medicine ball exercises, and then unleashes upon the basket.
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